How To Change Your Habits To Succeed

  • 15 Sep, 2015

When you work hard and you feel like nothing is going your way, you simply need to re-evaluate what you are doing and prepare yourself to change. It’s crucial to recognize when and how to change your habits to succeed. Maybe you need to change your workout routine, your team or simply the whole environment. Whatever the reason it may be, if you look to improve in your sport and you feel like you make no progress at all then change may be necessary for you. Of course, change is difficult but not impossible. It takes preparation, hard work and consistency in building up good new habits. But most importantly it has to come from YOU. If you want to change your bad habits into good ones there is no better time to start than NOW.

How To Change Your Habits To Succeed

It comes a time when players feel like:

  • lifting weights it’s too hard
  • running is overrated and
  • practice is not fun anymore.

If you have build good habits that allowed you to build up great routines, then your mindset will help you overcome those challenges. Successful athletes simply focus on their goals and are not afraid to commit and work hard towards them. They take risks and fail graciously while suffering more than anyone else because their actions have become habits. Over the years those actions have changed and turned into habits. Such changes have influenced players to become extraordinary and not ordinary like the average.

When you look at successful athletes, you will realize that they have changed their lives around by choosing to do what they love and want to succeed at. You don’t have to be a genius to realize that the most successful athletes and people have built great habits that allowed them to grow, get educated and be prepared for any challenges that life has to offer. The more prepared players are on and off the field, the more likely to succeed they will be.

When you truly want to accomplish your goals you need a plan and a strategy. Most importantly you’ll need to build healthy and consistent habits that will help you survive to all the hardship. Over time you will grow and your learning experiences will eventually guide you to your desired destination. If change was easy, and everyone would do it then it would be a lot more difficult for ordinary people to become successful.

When you hear about players who got offered full scholarships or signed professional contracts at younger ages, it sounds amazing and often shocking. But the reality is that we have no idea how hard they have been working or how many sacrifices they have made to change and get there. The truth is that those players have spend a lot of time away from their homes, families and friends due to their training sessions, games and traveling. Plus, I am not counting all the other special occasions that they have missed out such as birthdays, weddings, and other special events.

At times things get hard and you feel like you can’t continue anymore, don’t stop. Just keep on pushing yourself because there is someone else out there who is working and fighting for the same spot as you. Change your mindset to work more effectively so you can accomplish all your goals and objectives. Increase your workouts, read more, study your competition, eat and stay healthy and never let go of your dreams. Remember to be patient with yourself when you try to change your bad habits and create good new ones. It won’t happen over night.

Be willing to change your bad habits with new ones that will help you succeed. Go out of your comfort zone and embrace change with everything it has to offer. When you are willing to change and build good habits, you are more likely to be happy, healthy and focused on reaching your ultimate goals. Those experiences will help you learn invaluable lifetime lessons. Go for it.

Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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