Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Three Ds of New Habit Formation

In one of the Success University elective course I learned the three Ds of New Habit Formation, which I found quite useful. I learned that we need three key qualities to develop the habits of focus and concentration, which are all learnable. They are decision, discipline, and determination.

First, make a decision to develop the habit of task completion. Second, discipline yourself to practice the principles you are about to learn over and over until they become automatic. And third, back everything you do with determination until the habit is locked in and becomes a permanent part of your personality.

You have an unlimited ability to learn and develop new skills, habits, and abilities. When you train yourself, through repetition and practice, to overcome procrastination and get your most important tasks completed quickly, you will move yourself onto the fast track in your life and career and step on the accelerator.



simon said...

So which D is your top priority to learn right now?

Kitty Cheng said...

my top priority to learn right now is certainly discipline :) what about you Simon?

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Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Audrey,

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simon said...

yes, I reckon discipline is important and I would think determination to practice until success is the key too.

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes you are so right Simon! Actually all three D's are extremely important for one to success!

amy said...

That is great. I have not heard it put that way before. I agree that all three are important. Blessings.