Make The Move From Bad to Good
You’ve probably heard the expression: Humans are “creatures of
habit.” That is truer than you may realize. There is actually a
scientific reason for this phenomenon. It has to do with your basal
ganglia….and you didn’t even know you had one!
Deep in our brains exists our basal ganglia, which takes an imprint
of a repeated behavior. Let’s say you are in the habit of eating a
candy bar every day at 3:00pm. You excuse this unhealthy habit by
justifying the “energy boost” you receive from it. Your brain is habit
prone and soon craves that daily 3:00pm sugar high.
The good news is that, with a little effort, we can remap our brains toward healthier habits. Since I am a real estate mentor and not a Nutritionist, I want to apply this illustration to your real estate investing home business in this article. Are there any bad habits you currently wrestle with that, if eliminated, might leave you better off in your business? Consider the following tips that can help you to develop more productive habits in your daily routine that will fast track you toward your goals and dreams.
First, tackle more than one bad habit at a time. A recent study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine showed participants who took on 3 habits simultaneously were actually more successful.
Second, stick with it. Maybe you have heard that it takes 21 days to break a bad habit. Research shows that it actually varies greatly from person to person. However, the need for consistency cannot be over stressed.
Last, but not least, if you’re ready to get started, pair your new routine/habit with something pleasurable, like your favorite music or scented candles. These will cause you to associate pleasure with your new habit. As the ancient proverb states: “Bad associations spoil useful habits.” So, too, good associates will bolster your resolve to improve yourself and your real estate investing home business.