Leveraging The Power of Habit

Leveraging the Power of Habit

“We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


When we are honest about ourselves we are able to leverage ourselves. The ability to see the truth of your habits and knowing where to modify or enhance them becomes the secret of your continued growth and success.

Watch this piece by Gretchen Rubin, “The 4 Ways to Successfully Adopt New Habits”:

Gretchen Rubin: The 4 Ways to Successfully Adopt New Habits from 99U on Vimeo.

Define which area(s) are your natural way of being. And then pick one “con or drawback” that is holding back your success and drop it.

Remember what got you here, won’t get you there.

The ability to continue to grow and develop yourself is core to leadership. To see the truth of who you are becomes your greatest asset in building your success. The truth takes you out of the fairy tale and into reality. Once you are set free, you are better able to manage the asset of you.

Three keys to effectively leverage your habits:

  1. Understand and truthfully know your habits
  2. Identify where these habits are strengths and weaknesses in your professional and personal life. Keep your strengths.
  3. Choose one “con, drawback, or weakness” that your habit holds you back from achieving new success and stop doing it. Stop one con, drawback or weakness.

Identify a new action that better supports your strengths and moves you forward.

Start a new habit that is a reflection of your inner aspirations. You are in control!

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”


Bobbie Goheen