I’m winning because I’m in training.
Each time I do my habit, I win.
So what are we going to do?
- Focus on who before do. We know behavior modification doesn’t work, so we’re all about identity transformation.
- Define our wins. We need the direction of a goal to help us begin.
- Train, not try. We will embrace a strategic habit and quit a habit we need to stop. Every day we’ll live disciplined lives by choosing what we want most over what we want now.
In business, people often talk about inputs and outcomes.
Your habit is your input, and your goal is your outcome. Outcomes take time to realize. If we focus only on outcomes, winning is far off in the distance.
Completing your habit is your win. When you make completing your habit your win, you can win every day.
You don’t have to wait weeks, months, or years to win.
“I’m successful when I train today.”
The timing or pace may not match up with your expectations. You might get knocked down a few times along the way. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep doing your habit.
If you fail today, offer yourself some grace. It’s not about doing your habit perfectly; it’s about doing it consistently. It’s all about progress!
Using the goals and the habits to start and stop from Strategic Habits -Start, Stop, or Pivot, complete these sentences:
I am going to stop trying to [blank] by:
I am starting my training by:
For each sentence, create a statement to remind you about your training.
Example: I am not merely trying to get healthy. I exercise regularly, say no to sweets, and go to bed early because I am in training.
I am not trying.
I am in training!
Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
Groeschel, C. (2023). The Power to Change: Mastering the Habits That Matter Most. Zondervan.