To understand your own habits and to gain power over them, leaders need to identify these triggers, routine and rewards…
Once these habits have been understood, leaders will be able to take a destructive habit and embed a good one.
Wondering how to give up destructive habits?
1. Identify the What?
At the core of every habit, there are a triggers, a routine and a reward.
The What consists in the routine, in the behavior you would like to change.
2. Identify the Why?
The next step is answering Why? It includes figuring out what gets you to behave the way you do, why it drives the havit, why it procures satisfaction and which benefits you reap from it.
Often times, we develop patterns of habits without even noticing it.
We are not conscious of our own behavioral triggers or even of the rewards we are seeking.
3. Identify the How?
Identifying the How involves identifying your triggers.
Triggers can be a particular location, time, person, an emotion or another habit.
Whenever you feel the urge to indulge in a bad habit, take a moment to breathe and to write down your triggers.
Last words of advice!
Changing habits can be difficult and take longer than expected.
Hope that I’ve helped you get it together on your way to leadership!
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