'To help people change, it is important to understand their habits in the first place.'
I love this quote from George Couros in #InnovatorsMindset. While thinking about my own habits last week - I thought which ones are helping me (wakening up and working out) and which ones are not helping me (looking at my phone every morning when I woke up).
Sometimes when trying to help others change their habits many people haven't tried to change our own habits in the first place and instead of coming from a place of empathy it can come from a place of telling.
Now don't get me wrong, coming from a place of telling is sometimes very important when leading; leading adults, leading children, leading ourselves.
But I think empathy when telling brings a more well rounded picture of what we are actually telling the person to do because we can understand what they are going through rather than only judging if they do it right or not.
My goals for this week to foster daily habits are:
- Charge my phone away from my bed so the first thing I do is get up, stretch and take in this beautiful view
- Just. Do. It - as the great Nike phrase states. My brain can be a creative mess some days which leads me to lots of ideas and no actions so this week I am taking action (hence this post)
- Have all my things ready the night before so I am ready for the day ahead
What are your goals for the week? How does your mindset help you?
I hope this wee mini post of my reflections helps you Just.Do.It too!
**Edit - after I released this post this morning I had to come back and edit because even though I had my phone away from me, my #JustDOIT attitude and everything ready the night before. Traffic lights, other people's needs and forgetting my bike keys in my apartment still set my morning off kilter. So I think my reflection even after setting these goals for myself is Patience.
It is fine setting all these amazing goals and I will still be bringing these into my daily routine but they are not a magic wand that prevents all the obstacles from appearing. #Mindset_Mondays is also about having the mindset to adapt and empathise when things aren't going my way as well and having the patience to keep moving forward anyway haha.
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