Building Habits

Here is an interesting experiment:

  1. Think of a habit that you wish you had.
  2. Map out 3 actions that you would take every day if you had that habit. (The 3 actions must all happen at the same time and cannot take more than 5 minutes.)
  3. Do those three steps for once a day, every day, for a week.

I don’t know exactly what will happen, but I hypothesize that by the end of the week you will be a lot closer to making this habit a part of your life than if you just tried to ‘will-power’ your way into it.

My Experiment

Here’s my experiment.

  1. The habit I wish I had: Identifying potential prospects every day.
  2. 3 Actions:
    1. Search in a structured way
    2. Enter prospects into a database
    3. Find real connection information for each qualified prospect.

Expected Results

Three possible things can happen this week:

  1. My experiment will get lost in the noise, and I won’t have any result.
  2. The experiment won’t change my behaviour or habits at all.
  3. My behaviour/habits will change in some way.

Let’s find out what happens.