I recently started listening to the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. He started talking about how a habit needs to become part of your identity in order for it to stick. A lot of his message really resonated with me.
Have you ever said something like “I’m not a morning person” only to create your own reality? I certainly have. What stories have you repeated about yourself over the years? What identity have you created for yourself?
Instead of focusing on the outcome, try focusing on the steps and actions it takes to become that type of person. Ask yourself, what would a healthy person do? Would they park far away, or pick the closest spot? Would they go through the drive-through or make dinner at home? Would they choose vegetables or French fries?
Habits will only become permanent if they become a part of who you are as a person. Saying that you are the type of person who runs is different than saying you are a runner.
Are you working to become the type of person you want to be? Or are you focusing only on the outcome?
The choice is yours. You have the power to become the type of person you want to be. Act like that type of person. Think like that type of person. Become that person.
Believe in YOU.