The newest edition of the semiannual inspiration message is now available. In it, I share lessons I learned in 2012 and ask you to share yours. Here’s a sneak preview of one of the lessons.
- Start small to change big. I am reading an outstanding book at work called The Power of Habit (Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business) by Charles Duhigg. At the center of his book is the concept of the keystone habit. I’ll summarize for you – by changing one small, yet central, habit, you can fuel other changes in your life. I have identified the one keystone habit that is central to my well-being – exercising at least 4 times per week (two runs and two workouts at the gym). I learned that exercise has a very powerful influence in helping me feel good about myself and reach my personal and professional goals. The endorphin release fuels my positivity; the endurance ensures my appetite remains strong, which is especially important when I am depressed or anxious; and I do some of my best personal and professional thinking while I am running. Long story short, pick one small but central habit you’d like to change; work on just that; and see what other changes follow!
To read the rest of the message, and view past messages, visit the Semiannual Inspiration Messages page. I release these messages 3-4 times per year. If you’d like to receive them before they are posted on my blog, please email me your email address, and I will add you to the distribution list.
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