It is January 5th, 2017 and have you already broken your New Year’s Resolution? According to some studies, which have not been verified, about 50% of people have already broken at least one of their New Year’s resolutions by today. When the calendar turns January 31st, about 85% of people have broken all. Then why do we even create them if we are not going to be successful? Why do we fail?
Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, it is a habit.” In other words, we have not created the habit or we have not practiced to a point where we don’t have to think about it. It just comes naturally. And when we fail, it is easier to get back on the proverbial wagon than giving up.
I have come up with a system that will help you build ANY habit and it is called the Yes And Challenge. By using Yes And in your response to others you will become more productive, inspiring, motivating and connect better with those around you.
YES, AND is about a lifestyle change. It is about removing negative words like Yes But, No And, and No Because from your vocabulary and become more inspiring by using YES AND in your response. YES AND is about agreement but not about agreeing. YES AND is about parking your agenda, stepping into the other person’s reality and finding workable solutions. YES AND is about unleashing your creativity and helping to find solutions to the problems at hand.
Go to my website www.petermargaritis.com and scroll down to the YES AND Challenge call to action box and click to sign up. Every Monday, you will receive an email challenge designed to help you find creative ways to build new habits and improv the way you communicate. Here is an example of an email challenge you will receive – “Adaptability is easier when listening to understand rather than listening to respond. What better way to adapt to changing situations than taking the time to listen to what is really being said.”
Give it a try because you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.