Habits To Master For The Last Quarter Of 2016Published on October 16th, 2016
Now that we are in the last quarter of the year, how will you make the most of it?
In sports, last quarter is the most crucial. It’s when your efforts have huge payoff potential. You either win or lose, and the clock is ticking. It’s the time to make risky moves and go for the win.
Think back to January of this year and remember your top 3 goals that you set. How are you doing on those? I know, the answer may discourage you. But I’m here to tell you that not all is lost. Quite the opposite. Now is the time to take massive action and finish the year strong.
Is it your dream body that you wished for on new year’s eve? Well, a 3 month exercise plan along with healthier dietary choices can make a huge difference. For example, cutting out 1 soda drink per day will save you from eating an extra 3,500 grams of sugar. That’s 17.5 cups of sugar! Or almost 15,000 calories you won’t need to burn.
It’s crazy how little things add up. It’s really the small habits we commit to daily that bring us huge results.
Let’s say you committed to reading more this year. By reading for just 20 minutes each day at average speed, you could finish 2 awesome books per month, or 1 book every two weeks. At the time of this post, you could finish 5 books before the end of the year. Books on growing or starting a new business, learning a new skill, or just for fun.
And when it comes to money, small and consistent habits pay off especially well. By putting aside just $5 per day, or a price for a cup of coffee, you could save enough to purchase a plane ticket for a well deserved get away by the end of the year. Or better yet, continue saving and watch your money grow. With time, you can allocate your savings into smart investments, like real estate. That’s when money starts to work for you, and not you always working for the money.
A great habit that has paid off in a big way for me has been automating my finances. With this, I don’t even have to think about it. It took one time to set it up, but it will continue to pay me for years to come. Doing this helped me save more, pay off my debt faster, and even grow my business.
What are some of the habits you can start today that will pay off come January 2017? Let’s finish this year off strong, and reap the rewards in the New Year.