It’s just 7 Days or 168 Hours, depending on how you want to look at it. Not much is it ?
However, it takes 7 days to begin to change your behavior on a topic. It takes 21 to nearly change it permanently. Your behavior about Food, about Fitness, about Faith, about Friends, or whatever you like. All too often we hit January 1st ready to make changes in every area of our lives and often fail not to long there after.
Benjamin Franklin (you know, the one who invented electricity ???) had a very interesting twist on learning new skills and improving existing behaviors. Each year, he would take 13 behaviors and focus on 1, go ahead and get you hand out to count to 1 if you need too, and focus on that single skill / trait / behavior for the week. Nothing else during his free time. 1 Trait. The following week he would focus on the Trait # 2 and so on. At the end of a year, he would have cycled through all 13 traits he wanted to focus on that year 4x. That’s a total of 28 days a year. As history shows us Ben Franklin was amazing and it all started by focusing on 1 thing each week.
Currently I’m working on my list of 13 traits for 2014 (stay tuned) but #1 on the list is getting back in shape for Triathlons.
So, starting tonight, I’m working on Fitness. Don’t wait until next week, next month, next Jan 1.
TAKE ACTION TODAY.
Join me in working on a new trait for just the next 1 week, please share it in the comments below. It doesn’t have to be fitness, it can be anything, share your commitment !