Some research says that we’re only reaching seven to ten percent of our potential. One of the biggest reasons for that is something I call HABE; Habits, Attitudes, Beliefs and Expectations.
Most HABEs are not conducive to the goal or change you want to see. You can set a goal to go to college, but maybe you don’t have great study habits or time management habits. The attitude may be “Hey, I’m paying all this money they should just give me the degree.” If they’re the first in their family to go to college, their beliefs might be that they don’t really think they’re going to do it, or expect to. So expectation and belief are so critical because we’re TELEOLOGICAL and we move toward whatever we’re thinking about.
We have to take a look at these Habits, Attitudes, Beliefs and Expectations because that’s what holds back our potential.
To turn it around we have to replace the pictures. What habits are needed to be successful? What attitudes need to be changed and developed? What beliefs and expectations do you need to work on? This can be difficult. It’s important to ask other people, “What do you see holding me back?” And they’ll tell you what you might not want to hear.
On your own, on a piece of paper you can start by writing out habits, attitudes, beliefs and expectations that may be holding you back. Then replace those pictures. And through repetition of the new picture, three weeks to three months, all of a sudden you begin to move in that direction.