5 Habits to Become a Slave To In Order to Reach Your Goals
I think most people get goal setting all wrong. Whether it be financial or weight loss, or anything else for that matter, setting a goal, or an outcome, just doesn’t cut it.
I’m going to lose 100lbs.
Well that’s wonderful, but that’s just not good enough.
I’m going to be a millionaire.
Also wonderful, but so does everybody else.
Here’s the point, most people set outcome based goals, and the failure rate is so high that people don’t even set goals anymore, because, what’s the point if you’re just going to fail? Additionally, you can’t control the outcome anyways. There’s a huge gaping hole in this type of goal setting, and the gaping hole can be summarized into one word, habits. The only thing you can control is the accumulation of good habits that align with the lofty goal. This is the only way to put you on the path towards the outcome, and even if you don’t reach the pinnacle of the lofty goal, you’ve become a dangerous human being in the process. That, my precious (insert best Smeagol voice) is worth the price of admission.
Habits are the building blocks to success in any endeavor, so what I encourage people to do when they tell me their lofty goal, which I’m a fan of lofty goals by the way, is to define what habits they have to develop and who they will have to become in order to achieve that goal. Since I’m a bit of a health and fitness nut, let’s address 5 habits that you should become a slave to in order to get breakthrough results.
- Lift at least 3-4 times per week.
- Eat your body weight in grams of protein
- Get 7-8 hours of sleep consistently
- Eat 3-5 servings of green fibrous veggies & fibrous fruits daily
- Read at least 1 leadership/personal development book per month
These may sound too general and yes, it may need to get more specific with respect to specific goals; however, for the majority of people, if they were to adopt these 5 habits and become slaves to them, the breakthrough results are going to happen. If you want to lose a grip of fat and don’t know where to start? Start by becoming a slave to those 5 habits. If you want to get strong, start with those 5. If you want to just become well rounded in life, start with those 5.
And all 5 habits don’t have to be adopted all at once; in fact, they shouldn’t. A great way to attack these habits is to stack them. Month 1, attack habit 1. Month 2, stack habit 2 onto habit 1 for the month. Month 3, stack habit 3 onto habit 1 and 2 for the month. Month 4, stack habit 4 onto habits 1, 2, and 3. Month 5, stack habit 5 onto habits 1, 2, 3, and 4. This is a great way to allow time to focus on each habit as they make their way into your lifestyle.
Rare is the person who can adopt all 5 immediately and stick to it long-term. Give yourself some grace and time to become a slave to these 5 habits, because they are bullet-proof.
Could these become more specific? Sure, but not until you’ve become a slave to these 5 first. Don’t major in the minors. That’s a huge mistake the masses make.