Did you fill the kettle? (why not?)
When I was in rehab we had a communal kitchen where we could make tea or coffee during the day.
And as you did this you had to make sure that you filled the kettle.
And this was all part of a process of building good habits.
So by repeating tasks like filling the kettle, wiping down surfaces, emptying bins etc you built those habits for the future.
And if you failed to do something and another of your peers saw you… you were ‘copped’.
So everyone was always looking to catch each other out…
…a bit like grassing but it a nice way and for your own good!
Then once a week in a group session everyone had to own their ‘cops’.
The moral of the story is that habits stick, both good ones and bad ones, so start building better ones if you are not achieving what you want in life.
If you know you have to get fitter and lose some weight but keep ending up on the sofa instead of in the gym then get someone to ‘cop’ you!
Set up an arrangement with a friend or colleague to report to after each of the say ‘3 workouts per week’ that you have committed to.
And if you fail to make a workout you pay them say…. £10 each time! Or an appropriate amount that would ‘pain’ you a little to lose!
And have a reward for going a whole month without missing any – an afternoon of clothes shopping for the ladies for instance and 18 holes of golf for the guys.
I guarantee that if you pay someone to keep you accountable to your goals you will achieve them because you will stay on track and in the process you will build good habits.
We all have good intentions but most of us fall short so get a system set up that keeps you disciplined!
Your success (or failure) is all down to habits.
So go do it!
To your lifelong success,
P.S. Looking for some help achieving your goals and making changes in your life?
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