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Growth Mindset Habit #2: Try, Try Do

Updated: Jul 25, 2021

Take a closer look at what motivates you and your associates, by finding what brings meaning, fulfillment, and connects you to a higher purpose.

In my Try, Try Do Habit, I encourage organizations and individuals to look at what motivates and rewards them toward growth and change. We all want to eat better, exercise more, and manage stress in healthy ways, but we often need help to figure out why we don’t do the things we want to do to be healthy and well. I have three simple steps that can help you along your way.

There are five simple steps to my method of Try, Try, Do:

1- Create a Vision

what do you want?

2- Discover your Motivators

why do you want it?

3- Uncover why this has Meaning

what purpose or value does this have in your life?

4- Find a Greater Purpose

what are you going to do about it, what higher purpose does it serve for you?

5- Find your Inner Drive

unleash your true potential for success!

In creating a vision, you can choose something you would like to improve upon that is important to you and imagine where you want this part of your life to be in a year. Create a visual image of the different aspects of what you want.

The next part of the equation is to know why you are making changes in the first place. This is where motivation comes into play. Ask yourself, why do you want this vision to come true? Why is this meaningful? What purpose and benefits would you serve if you achieve your wellness goals? These questions can help keep you focused and on track.

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The last component is to take small steps to improve your habits over an extended period. Think of one or two habits you can improve upon in a shorter time, working towards your bigger wellness goal. Changing habits is a process that takes time to develop self-efficacy. My recommendation is to be experimental, try new approaches and find one that works for you and stick with it over 3 to 6 months to test its effectiveness. Once you have proficiency in this area, choose another habit to evolve and replicate your efforts.

Is there an opportunity in your organization to help coach your people toward finding the interest and motivation to make small changes with big impacts? If so, how would this improve the quality of your employees’ lives and capacity for success at home and work? Are you interested in taking a deeper dive? I’d love to hear from you.

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