Do you collect things? A collection starts out with one or two items and builds over time. Whether it’s collecting t-shits or rocks, the more you add to your collection the larger it becomes. The accumulation of items expands and starts to represent you in a way. You become the guy or gal who loves band t’s or heart-shaped rocks and everyone knows it.
A daily learning habit can be a lot like that too. The more we engage in certain activities the bigger their presence is in our lives. As a matter of fact, our lives tend to reflect our habits. Let me show you how in these steps to reach your goals.
Your Finances Reflect Your Spending Habits
Your bank account reflects your spending and saving habits. Your average daily balance is a cumulative reflection on how well you spend and save money. Over time, the small decisions you make about money add up and impact your wealth…or lack of it. If you make a daily learning habit of saving, the accumulation will show up in your savings account. If you make a habit of spending and living paycheck to paycheck, it will reflect as well. When it comes to micro habits and steps to reach your goals, small steps can make a BIG difference over time. Saving as little as 10% of your income consistently adds up and thanks to compound interest, there’s a big incentive to save.
Your Health Reflects Your Dietary and Activity Habits
Other than living with a chronic illness or injury, your weight, health, and overall lifestyle are a reflection of the daily learning habits you have around your health. The types of foods you eat, whether or not you exercise, how tidy and neat your home is are all a reflection of the cumulative habits you engage in. Simple but small habits like making the bed each day or pre-packing lunches can make a BIG impact on your attitude and health. The small things you do day in and day out add up to the results, and steps to reach the goals that you have when you look in the mirror each morning or how you feel when walking into your home.
Nothing Happens Overnight
You won’t become wealthy by saving once and you won’t become overweight by eating one piece of cheesecake. Nothing happens overnight. It’s the daily learning habit or accumulation of behaviors and habits that add up to the results you have. The good news is steps to reach your goals or micro habits can help you achieve the outcomes you want. Small things are done over time accumulate and the results can be amazing.
Our lives reflect our habits, and our habits are what are built over time.
On even given day our beliefs fuel our thoughts which fuel our emotion then our emotions fuel our actions fuel our behaviors and our behaviors become habits that we build a lifestyle upon.
There are many steps to reach your goals and the first ones begin with observing your daily actions that are driving your habits. Now as you observe your daily habits you create a daily learning habit. This habit allows you to become more self-aware and present to your behavior that is driving your lifestyle. You want to change your lifestyle then change your habits, actions, thoughts, and beliefs around your lifestyle for lasting change.