Continued from a Q&A session with Community Engagement Team, KBH, Krista, and Colby share how they found ways to keep focused on the important (i.e. starting a habit).
KBH: I would say it is particularly helpful to make sure that what we say is a priority is truly important to us. That it is something important enough that we are willing – even excited – to put the work necessary into creating a meaningful habit. Perhaps, then, the distractions of life won’t be nearly as appealing as the path to accomplishing our new habit.
Krista: Recognize that life doesn’t always go as planned, but use your struggles as a means to achieve more. Make sure that you feel joy when you think about your life, and if you don’t, then find what makes you joyful and make that a priority.
Colby: Ask yourself, “What if I did a today, which could lead to b that then lead to c, d, and e. Or that uncovered the possibility of 2 and 3?” What I’m trying to convey is that you never know where your journey will take you, but think of where your journey can take you. It only takes one step and there is no need to rush into it, go at your own pace.
Are you inspired to pick a habit and weave it into your routine? (Hey, us too!) Follow these three steps to kick start a life of integrity with a new habit!
Catalyst is designed as a one-day learning experience where participants develop their own authentic path, connect to groups and causes they care about, and commit to a plan to be a person who sparks possibility. Part of that plan is designed so participants understand how the habits they create can help them author their future leadership story, and below are some steps to begin your own leadership story.
It’s time to dream a little, look at some ideas, consider your needs and decide what starting something extraordinary means to you. The image below is made to give you an overview of some of the possibilities but there is so much more. Or if you would like some advice, read over this blog on “Our Valuable Time”.
Craft Your Habit
Crafting your habit is when your dreams and ideas take shape. Use sticky notes, colored pens, or other fun office supplies to start planning how you will act on your habit. You can find more ideas and inspiration on our Pinterest page.
Believe in Yourself
When you’re satisfied with crafting your habit, it’s time to start something extraordinary. It can be daunting at first, but trust (and believe) in yourself. When you find yourself struggling, revisit the reason(s) why you started. The possibility of living a life of integrity is right at your fingertips!
What habit will you commit to trying for 30 days?