One Thing At A Time

Behavior change doesn’t happen five tips at a time.  People can’t remember all those new behaviors at once, much less put them into action.  They can make one change at a time.

So, what’s the ONE thing you could change, right now, that would make a difference in your work or life?  I don’t mean become CEO or invent the next iPhone; something you can do NOW that might create a shift for you.  Turn off screens an hour before bed, or Prepare for that next project one day earlier are examples that come to mind.

Other examples include:

•   Ask colleagues how you can be better partners

•   Begin presentations with the punch-line, then offer the nitty-gritty

•   Remind your team of their strengths

You already know what to do to make things better.  It’s that “If only…..” issue on the tip of your tongue or the top of your mind.  And, here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter which issue you choose.  Any one will create a positive shift for you.  So, don’t fret over what to pick to make your life better.  The important thing is to start.  

And…keep it going.  Commit to maintaining that change for the next month.  That’s how long it takes for change to become habit.  And, once you’ve got that first one down, CELEBRATE! 

Then, try another.

So what’s your One Thing? Tell us below!

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