Lesson 25

Lesson 25: BHFM and The Stoic Advisor

Weekly Habits for Success - Daily Task to The Habits for Success


There is a great story in Plutarch‘s Life of Theseus, wherein he describes how the ship of the Athenian hero Theseus was preserved by the people of Athens and kept battle-ready at all times.

Over time, if a board would rot, the Athenians would replace that board. Every time something went wrong with that boat, the Athenians would repair and replace the old and worn-out parts. Over time, something unique happened - that boat of Theseus was no longer the boat of Theseus. Every single board and part of the ship had been changed over the ensuing months, years, decades, and centuries. As a matter of fact, as the old material was replaced with new material, the boat behaved completely differently in the water. It was a better boat, a faster boat, a boat that was stronger and could endure harsher storms.

But that process took a LONG time. Like all things that take time, it was worth it, as all great things are.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you’ve figured out where I’m going with this. You are like Theseus’s ship. You are a work in progress. That’s why they say at BHFM that our A-Z Business Plan is all about building the business you want, but that it will take time to do it.

So this month we’ve focused on wiping out those habits, the bad habits, that hold you back. The habits that you previously indulged in but are now moving away from. Those old habits are being replaced with the ‘good habits of success’ and like Theseus’ boat, you are becoming a completely different person. Better, faster, stronger!

Keep up the good work!

Here are the questions that I want you to ask yourself about your progress this month:

  • What was the biggest trigger to your bad habit?
  • What can you do to make it even easier to kick that bad habit?
  • What’s one specific way your day has improved without the bad habit?

NEW TASK: Continue to assess your progress and ask yourself these questions on a regular basis.

NEW HABIT: Discuss the answers with your accountability partner, your BHFM consultant, or someone on the BHFM team that you’ve developed a relationship with.