How To Get More Self-esteem Through Habit

Excellence Is A Habit

Author, historian, and philosopher Will Durant was best known for his work “The Story of Civilization,” 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant.  After the two were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, Will declared: 

“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

While you can definitely get quick results with exercise, it’s cumulative effect over time creates more sustainable confidence.  Accordingly, you’ll need to create a daily habit if you are to succeed long-term (more on habits later). 

Once you’ve made exercise a habit, you’ll be able to engage in it and get more self-esteem.  This is really important.  If for instance, you need to do something that’s a little scary, like make a presentation or meet someone new, you can move your body and boost your confidence immediately.

For example, when I have to get on camera or up in front of a crowd I’ll do some HIIT and Yoga like I teach in Get Fired Up, which lowers my stress and makes me instantly calm and confident.

This completely changes the game and allows me to deliver powerful and inspiring presentations and performances.   But again, this too is a habit.  I don’t just do this occasionally, I do it every time to prepare for high pressure situations.

Time For Action

Go ahead and pick 1-2 physical exercise passions you are going to pursue or improve on.  Here are some suggestions:

  • HIT (High Intensity Training)
  • Strength Training
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Running
  • Weight Lifting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Power Walking
  • Roller Blading
  • Surfing
  • Martial Arts
  • Basketball

Next, pick a time during the day and schedule it in your electronic calendar.  For example, you could input “Gym” at 7 am Monday through Friday. 

Alternatively, if you don’t have time to go to the gym you could check out a program like “Get Fired Up” which can be done at home or in the gym with little to no equipment.  Go ahead and schedule something in your calendar now.  Don’t move on until you’ve got something written down.

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