A friend sent me an article about what gets us out of bed each day. It’s “Seeking.” According to Jaak Panksepp, “Seeking” is the granddaddy of our emotional systems. It goes beyond fulfilling our physical needs. We end up in a crazed state of foraging, curiosity and expectancy. The rewards we seek don’t have to actually solve our needs and they don’t need to be physical. Just exploring ideas or coming up with new “ah has” is enough to keep us going.
How long does it take to change a habit? You’ve probably heard ranges anywhere from 2 weeks or 21 days, up to 30 days or more. In my experience, it depends.
In this post, I summarize the key thing that changing a habit depends on. Once you know the keys to changing a habit, you can more effectively analyze your own habit changing attempts. Here are 10 keys that influence your ability to change an old habit or form a new one:
I wrote an article for Cincom’s Expert Access on Finding Your Eye of the Tiger. It’s really about how to get going when the going gets tough. When Steve Kayser, asked me to write an article, I tried to think of what might be the most relevant, given the economy and how many people are facing new challenges in their life. It seemed to me that the most useful thing I could share was how to find your inner inspiration and drive ... your eye of the tiger.
This is a follow up post to Janine's previous guest post, Discover Your Why. In this post, Janine shares an approach to help you find your how that supports your why. When you lead with your why and your how, you can bring your best game wherever you go. What you do is simply a channel for unleashing your best why and how.
Every day you make a choice about how you show up in this world – at work, in your business, in life. Some of us show up because of what we do. We measure our success by the number of product features we build, how many goods we sell, how many client calls we make. Others show up because of how they do things. Their success is measured in quality and precision, speed and efficiency, even the depth of client relationships. The third, and smallest group – are people who show up for a distinct reason. They have a cause that drives them, a belief that inspires them.