5 Tips to Kick the Habits That Make You Want to Give Up
January 28, 2016
Last week I wrote a blog post about how to overcome procrastination and it got a lot of response.
So this week I am following up on that topic with some tips to help you kick habits that make you feel overwhelmed or make you want to give up.
January is almost over and this is the time of year when people who set out to achieve a goal or do a New Year’s resolution might be tempted to give up.
Here are 5 tips, that I personally do, that will help you get the most out of this year—so you can begin to accelerate the breakthrough that you need in your life!
1. Get motivated by one of these
Most people are motivated by one of two ways–either they find something in life to inspire them with passion to achieve, or they get so desperately dissatisfied that they cannot take it any longer and are motivated to change.
It does not really matter whether you are motivated by passion and inspiration or desperation and dissatisfaction. What counts is that you take steps to do something about it.
What is going to motivate you to do what it takes to achieve it?
2. Get clear
“Where there is no vision, the people perish …” Proverbs 29:18a KJV
Getting clear on what you want to accomplish will help you. Oftentimes, people fail because of a lack of vision.
Write down something you want to do. Be as specific as you can while still being realistic.
Next, find a reason, the why you must do it.
3. Find your why
When you find the right why for you, the motivation will come. Here are some examples of whys:
• I need to get healthy so I can …
• I must write this book because I …
• I have to lose weight or I will …
• I need to start my business so I can …
4. Think small—it is better
Sometimes we set out to do things like lose weight, get healthy, write a book or whatever, and it seems way too big.
Instead, take your goal or outcome and make a list of some of the smaller tasks it will take to do it, even if you do not know them all yet.
When you do this first, it helps take the pressure off so you do not get overwhelmed.
5. Do one small step each day
This is a strategy that I use to do the many things that God calls me to do and I know it will help you as well.
Learn to do just one or two small things towards your bigger goal each day or week. As you get into the habit of doing this on a weekly or even daily basis, you will get things done that you never dreamed possible. In most cases it does not take a lot of effort to do.
Usually the hardest part of doing anything is simply to get started. So what is one thing that you can do right now that will make the most difference in your life if you were to get it done?
Take a moment now to do or schedule that task!
These are a few things that I do regularly, and I know they will help you when you apply them in your life too. If you already know about them, but do not do them–then make a commitment to start up again!
I shared even more strategies and breakthrough tips like these on my latest online workshop, Accelerating Into Your New Year, last weekend. You can still get lifetime access to the replay if you get it before the end of January. Hundreds of people attended and I do not want you to miss out.
Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.