When you are intentional about what you do, there is no such thing as a small or trivial effort. If you want to succeed, achieve your goals and navigate your career with purpose, one thing you will find beneficial is to establish habits that assist with your personal development and growth. Even small, productive habits can have a big payoff if you are consistent about establishing and implementing them.
Building good habits starts with an evaluation of what is truly important to you. What are your goals personally and professionally? What types of habits could help push you closer to your goals? Some of the following small yet effective habits could be good for you:
- Make it a habit to be an active listener, not just someone who is only listening to respond.
- Start working on ways you can become a better, more consistent communicator.
- Make it a point to keep learning. Read, educate yourself and take steps to increase your expertise.
- Set up systems that allow you to stick to your new habits consistently, setting you up for success long-term.
Personal growth is not always easy or simple. In fact, it can be frustrating to establish new habits, even if you understand how useful and important they are. There is no easy way out when working on better habits, but the payoff is significant.
There is no such thing as a small habit when it’s a good habit. Over time, small steps toward improvement and growth can have a major impact on your life. Don’t underestimate the potential long-term effect of new habits in your life. If you want to grow and develop, consider starting simply with better habits and more consistency in your efforts.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC