What is your most important habit to guarantee success in the New Year?

What is your most important habit to guarantee success in the New Year?

We’re at the beginning of a new year, a time when many people start thinking about how to make this a great year.

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change.

The recurring themes each year include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development.

It’s a time when many of us think about improving our lifestyle and building new habits.

Our habits can have a considerable impact on our life.

Of course, we’ve all got some good habits and probably a lot of bad habits.

After all, bad habits seem easy and effortless to establish, yet hard to break.

In contrast, good habits often require hard work to establish.

As you know, my good friend, Tom Corley, who is the co-author of my international best-selling book Rich Habits, Poor Habits, spent five years studying the habits of the rich and successful.

And I’ve been studying the habits of successful property investors, business people and entrepreneurs as I’ve been running my Mentorship program for over 18 years.

Just ask any professional in the field of personal development and they’ll tell you that there is no greater predictor of your future success than your habits.

So, as you’re setting your goals and building your plans for this New Year, it’s time to take a serious look at what habits you really need to drill down on.

Because I probably don’t need to tell you that habits are a hard thing to make stick.

But as Tom Corley found in his Rich Habits study, there’s a science to forming lasting habits and it comes down to specificity!

 The science of habits that last

I recently read a study that showed that the greatest factor in whether or not your habits stick is the number of new habits you try to implement at once.

If you only try to introduce one new habit and go all in on it, you’ll have an 85% chance of making it last.

But… If you try two new habits at a time, your odds go down to 40%.

And try and implement three new habits at once? You’ve really got no chance of success.

So my recommendation…

It seems to be clear, if you want to stack the odds in your favour, just start with one new habit, start to implement it right now, and then pick up another one in one month’s time.

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