There is a school of thought among psychologists that 90% of our behavior is controlled by habits. Therefore, it follows that the results we achieve in pursuit of our career goals are determined by our habits.
J. Paul Getty, an oilman who was once regarded as the richest man in the world, was right on when he declared:
“The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him—and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.”
Jack Canfield, career coach extraordinary and author of the best-selling book, “The Success Principles”, advises:
“One of the problems for people with poor habits is that the results of their bad habits usually don’t show up until much later in life. When you develop a chronic bad habit, life will eventually give you consequences. You may not like the consequences, but life will still deliver them. The fact is, if you keep on doing things a certain way, you will always get predictable results. Negative habits breed negative consequences. Positive habits create positive consequences.”
So it makes common sense that if you want to achieve a successful career you should make a list of the habits, good and bad, that drive you every day. Build on the good; get rid of the bad.
I wish you success with your career.
Ramon Greenwood, The Career Coach