Last Updated on March 1, 2021 by Rob Arthur
Motivation is great when you’re feeling it.
When you’re excited, driven, and enthusiastic.
But motivation fades.
As will any effort dependent upon it.
Habit, however, stays with you.
It’s consistent, automatic, and in some ways effortless.
Strive for habit, not motivation.
Pick just one new action or behavior.
Something that seems easy.
Too easy, perhaps.
Then practice that new action or behavior.
Day in and day out.
Until it becomes a habit.
A part of who you are.
Repeat the process.
One small new action or behavior at a time.
Keep an eye on your progress.
Double down on the habits that serve you.
Let go of those that don’t.
This will require patience.
This will require constant adjustment.
This will require humility and self-compassion.
But slowly, you’ll transform.
Slowly, you’ll build the life you’re meant to build.
Slowly, you’ll become who you’re called to be.
It will be slow, indeed.
And it will be worth it.
You’re worth it.
You’ve got this.