August 7, 2016
Leadership starts with habits, but habits don’t just happen. They need to be cultivated and put into practice. Recently, I read a list from Square that includes habits that successful entrepreneurs should have. It got me to thinking–what about my habits? Here are 4 Habits I’ve adopted and practice daily:
You may even want to keep a list by your bedside as a reminder.
To quote Navy Seal and Admiral Bill McRaven (from a 2014 UT Austin commencement address): “If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.”
Exposing yourself to viewpoints radically different from your own challenges your preconceptions and increases your empathy for how other people see the world.
Often times, it’s easy to make tasks into giant obstacles simply out of fear of the unknown. As a habit, I now put feared things first. When it comes to the things I’m afraid to do, I just need to get started and the fear will subside.
What about you? What are some habits you practice? Share them in the comments and we can learn from one another.