Why Your Habits Are Killing Your Success


Did you know that a large part of your success is built on your habits? Yes, pedigree, education, and connections are base ingredients in the broth of your success but habits, specifically bad ones can ruin the recipe.

How? For a number of months I have been struggling

  • …to produce content.
  • …to get out of bed in the morning.
  • ...to maintain the energy necessary to get the work done.
  • …not to lose my mind as my three year old takes a red permanent marker to my Apple keyboard, then my Apple mouse and finally my desk.

Not to mention that my failures were beginning to accumulate, with not even a glimmer of success on the horizon. Was I depressed, no. But I was demoralized and even flirted with dejection.

Tony Robbins, motivational speaker, explains “In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” Robbins is referring to what stimulates you to make a change for the better. And for you, me and anyone else you’re either inspired to change or desperate to change.

I was desperate!

One day I found my way to Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning. Elrod’s entire premise is based on building good habits. And those good habits will eventually begin to produce positive results. Skeptical I read through his book, the Miracle Morning, and committed to Hal’s 30 Day Challenge:

  • Get up early
  • Practice Silence
  • Practice Affirmations
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Reading
  • Practice Scribing (AKA Journaling)

I am not done with the 30 day challenge but I feel amazing. I am no longer struggling…

  • …to produce content.
  • …to get out of bed in the morning.
  • …to maintain the energy necessary to get the work done.

And my lovely wife figured out how to get red permanent ink off of my Apple keyboard, then my Apple mouse and finally my desk.

Am I telling you to try the Miracle Morning, yes! Why, because many of us live our lives on automatic so “If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.” -- Tony Robbins. But if you arrest those bad habits and begin to build good ones, you just might get what you have always wanted.