A lifestyle based on good habit had one major significant benefit. Prior to habit, in your strive for greatness, when you had a day or week when you had to settle, you would settle into mediocrity. When you have a foundation of good habit, that you perform not matter what, when you settle, you settle back to good.
Settling for just good is the secret to productivity. When your minimal effort is good progress, you will discover that your getting to your goals a whole lot faster. Like the cruise ship that works all night while the passengers are sleeping. It is amazing how much ground you cover when you are making consistently good progress.
Without habit, the times when you settle back are the times when all progress is halted or you even go backward.
This is the principle reason why good habit trumps all other behavior. A sales person that consistently does a daily regime of client contact and business development will always out perform the sales person that settles back to no or counter productive activity.
An object that has got past the initial inertia stays in motion a lot easier then the starts and stops of a non habitual performer.
I am coming to the conclusion that if you want to evaluate if a person is capable of being successful ask them what good habits they have developed. There is a direct correlation. They have taught themselves to never settle for anything less then good.
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