Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tenacity - #22 of 25 Traits of the Fearless Entrepreneur

We are creatures of habit.  It is said that if you move your trash can, it will take you 21 days to hit the new location every time.

One a more serious front, in business the more we practice a good behavior, the more it becomes a part of who we are. Successful, fearless entrepreneurs practice successful habits.

Tenacity is both habit and a choice.  

I am great at sticking to something all the way through to completion.  Now that doesn’t mean that I do it in a disciplined manner each day, breaking down tasks over the period I have for a project or doing things serially.  

I was always the one that wrote the brilliant term paper the night before it was due.  

I still have those habits now in my 50s.  But I still produce brilliant work for my clients, so I haven’t had the need to change that behavior.  

I am working on my kids to instill a little better sense of planning and timing and not building procrastination into the program!

I will say that if a project takes staying up all night to complete (either due to my own procrastination or due to someone dropping their end of a bargain to get work done), that is one of the unfortunate habits that I have developed.  

I get a lot done once my family is in bed, but that doesn’t serve me well on the health side of the equation, so it is not a habit I would recommend.

When was the last time that you evaluated your habits in light of your goals?  Are they a match?

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