As Epictetus said, paraphrasing Socrates, “One person likes tending to his farm, another to his horse; I like to daily monitor my self-improvement.”
We all have different things that we like to do or that we must do. The bottom line is that we MUST remain committed to both. It doesn’t matter whether we’re striving to improve our marketing skills, sales skills and or leadership skills, or whether we’re trying to become the best “_________” (insert fun complementary skill here) - we must remember that each of these new skills and “Habits of Success” all lead to you having both the exact business you want and the best possible life. These two things are inextricably intertwined.
You must continue to push forward. You must continually seek self-improvement and never feel like you “know enough”. We are capable of far more than we can imagine. Just look at how far you’ve come!
So we have to avoid what David Epstein calls the “rut of competence”. We must not pigeonhole ourselves into a specific niche and must always strive to improve our skill set and range.
This is the path to success! Even the things you are doing for your own satisfaction, strive to be the best you can be in that arena! When you do this, you are, quite literally, reprogramming your brain to make the pursuit of success your overarching habit in everything you do!
So schedule some time this week, preferably today, to review these past months’ habits of success and tasks and honestly assess your progress. Ask yourself these questions:
NEW HABIT: Review your day, week, and month on a regular basis and write down the answers to these questions in your journal.
NEW TASK: Add this task to your Excel spreadsheet
NIGHTLY PREP: Get up and workout and then get at least another months’ worth of habits done.