Good habits are a must if you want to build a thriving and successful business. But, what happens when you’re trying to cultivate a habit and you’re just not seeing the results you want? While some agents will use this scenario as an excuse to give up, successful professionals will see it as an opportunity to persevere. Here are three things to keep in mind when you’re trying to develop good habits.
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” Henry Ward Beecher
1. It takes time. We’ve become so used to getting immediate gratification that we’ve forgotten that things take time. Think of your habit as a seed. When you decide to cultivate a good habit—let’s say it’s writing 3 personal notes a day—you plant the seed. Every day that you complete this task, it’s like you’re watering and fertilizing the seed. It may take a few weeks or even months for the sprout to break ground, much less become a full-sized plant. The point is to make the task a part of your daily life.
2. Habits require consistency. While it may take some time to enjoy the fruits of your labor, your commitment to doing the task each day is what will help you see lasting results. Doing the task every day, without fail, will help you to develop the good habits required to succeed. Tracking can help you ensure that you stay consistent, and Referral Maker® real estate CRM makes it easy and fun to do so. Once you set it goal, Referral Maker makes it easy to track your progress and check in with how you’re doing. Visit Referral Maker for more information and to start your 30-day free trial.
3. Keep an eye on the prize. When results are slow to show, it’s easy to give up. However, if you keep the end goal in mind, it’s easier to stay motivated. Create a vision board with your goals and place it where you’ll see it every day, or write down an inspirational quote to refer to when you’re feeling discouraged.
“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” William Feather Click to Tweet