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BECOME AWARE OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINES

Habits make who you are. Start by defining the habits and underlying beliefs that don’t align with who you want to be.
2

SET YOUR GOALS

Write down a personal mission statement that outlines your goals and values. Schedule your weekly priorities accordingly and develop the habit of acting on the principles you have defined for yourself.
3

START SMALL

Adopt new behavior patterns one increment at the time. “Mini habits” are “too small to fail” but will compound into huge improvements over time.
4

PERSIST

Don’t wait for sparks of “motivation” or “inspiration.” Define the daily tasks you need to complete to reach your goal – and then hunker down and get to work. Keep pushing even on days you are not “feeling it.” Watch those small wins accumulate over time.
5

EMULATE GREAT LEADERS

To be an effective leader, you must think and act like one. Look for models of behavior you want to emulate and practice the skills you want to develop until they become automatic behaviors. Note that even learned skills can become habits.