How To Make A New Habit?
- Written by Vibha Bharaddwaj
As you know from my previous video that I was at a event in Mahabalipuram and I just landed in Bangalore. I was thinking all the while during the flight that what happens to all that we learn at an event.
Initially there is too much excitement and enthusiasm and we set lofty goals for ourselves to achieve.
As the days pass by, the effect starts wearing off and so does our enthusiasm to take action towards those goals.
And soon days turn to weeks and month end is around the corner. And those goals get lost in some pages of our Notebook/Workbook in print or digital form.
Is this the case with everyone? Actually not. I met one such person at the event, who shared at how she has been relentless in taking action and has achieved all that she had set out to.
That’s amazing right. I wanted to know what made her do that.
She said it is simple. “I make it a Habit”, she added further.
I asked her to elaborate on that. She smiled and explained in simple words.
“As we have made the habit of brushing our teeth, taking bath , having breakfast etc as our daily habits similarly, taking at least one action towards your goal should become a habit.Its only then we will start doing that everyday like we do the rest.”
This felt too simple. So I continued “What do you till it becomes a habit?”
She had an answer for that too. She said “I have few people in my life who hold me accountable for my actions. These are my accountability partners. Their job is to make sure that I take consistent actions towards my goals till it becomes a habit. I am answerable to them.”
She continued “When we were small, our parents were our accountability partners. We had to report to them that we had brushed , bathed etc…till it became a habit.”
I thought that was a wonderful idea. To have an accountability partner for my goals too. And make taking consistent actions a habit.
Do you also follow the same practice? Do you resonate with this idea of having an accountability partner? Please comment.
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