Ways To Build Better Habits And Actually Stick To Them

When we want to change to better ourselves and reach our ambitions, it can often seem easy at the start. You say to yourself, “Ok! Let’s do this,” and the first few days go great. However, as time progresses, it’s as if you start to lose steam and the motivation you once had in you begins to look like a thing of the past. How do we stop this?


There are a few methods to maintain yourself on the straight and narrow to reach your goals without ever turning back. Keep these concepts in your back pocket and it will certainly help you to continue with your original motivation to be better!


Decide What’s Important To You

Sit down and figure out what’s most significant to you. Think about why you’re making these goals and what kind of results you want from developing specific habits. If your goal is to save for retirement, then consider the steps needed such as saving money, insurance, debt, health care, family etc.


Basically, make a map for yourself. You’re more likely stick to it if you have a guide for your journey.


Take It One Step At A Time

You’ve likely heard this concept time and time again, but it really is one of the best bits of advice for whenever you’re feeling disheartened. Sometimes you want to change everything at once and be immensely successful from one day to the next. Nonetheless, you can’t bend reality to your will.


Change your habits one day at a time and give yourself a substantial amount of time to reach your goals. If you want to increase your client base, then start with one hour each day to focus on just that. Don’t try to work on more than a few habits at once, you’ll surely overwhelm yourself.


Make Your Goals Reasonable

On the topic of not overwhelming yourself, be sure that your habits and goals are practical. Don’t make crazy goals like aspiring to be a multi-millionaire in two weeks, or mastering 3 sports in 5 months. Be rational and set accessible standards for yourself.


Moreover, think about your skills and experience. For instance, if you don’t know much about the fast food industry, don’t open a McDonald’s franchise. If you know about stone care, open a MARBLELIFE franchise instead.


Engage Others

Just because this might be a personal goal you’re setting, it doesn’t mean that you have to do it all on your own. Let others know what you’re trying to accomplish and take help that they may offer. This will also hold you accountable because nobody wants to let others know that they couldn’t stick to their goal.


Reward Yourself

You deserve some praise every once in a while. So, after 30-60 days if you have seen considerable progress allow yourself to do a little self-indulgence. But, make sure it doesn’t break your habit enormously. For example, if you’re trying to save money, don’t go out and splurge on a night out. Maybe take yourself out to dinner, but don’t reach for the most expensive meal on the menu.


Whatever your goals may be, remember these concepts in order to truly progress and not fall back into bad habits.