It's funny what an impact our habits have on our lives. Sometimes they're great habits that help us get maximum traction on turning our dreams into reality. Other times they just drag us down and get in our way.
A couple years ago I interviewed Juliet Draper and Pam Jones. Juliet is an incredible athlete who had recently won the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. As the conversation turned to the challenge of making a positive change in life, Juliet compared it to creating a healthier lifestyle.
"I don't want to tell people, don't drink sodas, don't smoke, don't eat junk food," Juliet said. "What I tell them is add a glass of water a day. Walk for thirty minutes a day. Add a piece of fruit. And as a result, you're adding all these positive things, and all of the negative things will just naturally fall by the wayside because you don't have room for them any more."
What if you committed to developing one new positive habit that feeds your dreams each month? What kind of difference would that make over the course of a year? I'm willing to guess it would be huge.
A couple weeks ago I started developing a new habit of my own. I've been going for a vigorous hour-long walk two or three mornings a week. While I walk, I listen to one of Michael Port's Think Big Revolution podcasts.
The walk is great for me physically, and the Think Big Revolution podcasts never fail to motivate and inspire me to think big thoughts about where my Passion Catalyst business is going (and act on them!). I've actually started taking a small notebook with me so I can scribble down insights and ideas as they come up. I always come back raring to make amazing things happen.
What habit can you start building to feed your dreams?
Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM