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His life unfolded much like any child’s until he hit the teen years. This is when his name was not only unique, but appropriate. Diversity. He was received so differently by the world; loved by his family, under scrutiny as a teen and judged by society.
Diversity is part of our family tribe. Yes, a tribe. We are not merely a ‘group’ of people living together. We are connected by many bonds. The ultimate goal: to live out our God given purpose.
Basic training of this team begins with Mom at the helm; managing the daily activities and instilling the values we live by.
#1 New habits take time. Be patient.
- There are mixed views on how many days it takes to form a habit. There is a general agreement that the intensity of the emotion plus the newly desired behaviour determines the length of time it will take to become a habit. The consensus is 14-21 days to 90 days and beyond is required.
- Brian Tracy (trainer, author, and speaker) advises that to develop new behaviours into successful habits must include:
- committing to your decision and not allowing excuses to throw you off course.
- sharing your plan with others to keep you accountable and contribute to your motivation.
- scheduling time to visualize achieving your new habit. Help your subconscious mind to welcome and make the habit automatic.
- including an affirmation to speed up the process and help make this new behaviour a habit.
- rewarding yourself. This is considered to be the most important step because of the positive association created in the brain, when performing the habit.
- When will you commit and begin? Don’t delay. Avoid regrets.