Which means of course that I am not actually doing them - just having the intention to. Take exercising -
that's a classic example. I don't like it, generally, so while I have an intention, turning that into action is the challenge.
Conversely, at other times of life I've taken big bold leaps of faith and changed quite significant things - which country I live in, what job I want to do next. So
what makes some habits hard to change? It’s something to do with how much pain you want to avoid. If change will sort out a pain point, you’re more likely to go ahead and do it.
In a business setting, it’s often easy to ignore the potential pain points and worry about the day to day busy-ness of what you do. I’ve often heard clients say “I must do something about that, but it’s just too hard”. To which my response is usually “What will happen if you don’t sort it out?”
Is it a staff issue, say one team member who is
disrupting the culture or the efficiency of operations? Is it a lack of procedures, so there’s no consistency in what you do? Is it being constantly short of cash flow and having to fight fires to be able to pay the wage bill?
They are all potentially important issues that left as they are, could affect the viability of your business – with implications perhaps on your home or other assets.
So - stop ignoring the pain points. Look them in the eye and sort them out, now’s a great time of year to turn over a new leaf. And that’s all for now, I need to go
for a walk.