In today’s world of instant gratification, where we want everything instantly makes us accustomed to instant gratification bias in other important areas of our work.
Constantly giving into temptations can lead to unproductive habits, poor decision-making, anger, stress, overwhelm and impulsive behaviour.
We all have goals, ideas, or a vision for what we could become or go on to achieve.
While some manage to live up to their potential, many either get stuck or don’t reach their desired goals and end up living down to their perceived limitations.
Know whether your limitations are real or perceived to achieve your full potential
When we lack awareness of how habits are structured and how to use that structure to our advantage, we fail to be consistent with our new habits.
Whether you are giving into your daily distractions or it is your temptations that are leading you into old ways, making resolutions strengthen our cognitive behavioural processes to persevere.
Clearly defined outcomes requires intention and persistence and helps in developing an outcome-based mindset which is an important leadership quality.
It is also a valuable personal quality when it comes to progressing in your professional endeavours irrespective of your job title or role where you can focus more on solutions over problems.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to stay on track with your health or fitness goals, start a new project or business or make a change in your personal or professional life – chances are that your excuses are coming in your way.