When it comes to building new habits I have forever tried building a million habits at the same time. I just want to be the best at everything so I try to do everything all at once, because I don’t want to wait by doing one thing at a time. The result of this however has become a very yo-yo achieving life. You do very well for weeks, then your burnt out and too stressed to do anything. Next you’re all over it again and reaching new heights before crashing back down again.
It’s amazing though how well we do once we simplify things. We don’t have to achieve everything all at once, just take one step at a time. Often those extra habits start building without even focusing on them because there isn’t an overwhelming pressure to achieve them. Once you check off the new habit and it has become almost second nature, tackle something new an continue reaching new heights.
‘We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit’ – Aristotle