Patterns. If you’re serious about becoming more effective in 2015, then become a student of patterns. The patterns of behavior you exhibit when you are more effective and less effective. When you go to sleep, when you wake up, how you start your day, how you organize your day, what you say ‚Äòyes’ to, what you say ‚Äòno’ to, what and when you eat and drink, how you wind down your day.
Study what successful people do. (Success magazine is one of my preferred sources.) Identify the behavioral patterns they exhibit. Identify the patterns of thinking and feeling associated with those behaviors. Adopt or modify the patterns that are most relevant to your improvement.
There are patterns of thinking, feeling and acting that are associated with success. And there are patterns associated with mediocrity and even failure. If you want to change your future, then change your patterns.