Sorry it took me a while to write a new post on Lifestyle Scientist again. For the past few weeks, I have been busy with my new job. It’s quite stressful because I always work from evening to morning and when I get home, I’d sleep the whole day to regain energy.
I’m working as a customer service associate or a call boy(Male prostitute in the Philippines–It’s a metaphor, okay?) for one awesome company here in the Philippines. If you were browsing Lifestyle Scientist you would see that it’s one of my goals to be a customer service associate. It’s not the best job in the world but I applied for one reason, habit.
I have no plans of working for another person’s dream forever. I want to be CEO of my own company,rule the world and live in my own island. A 9-5 wouldn’t get me there but it can prepare me for the roller coaster ride.
Two Important Things To Succeed in Life
1. If you think you can do it, you can. If you think you can’t do it, you can’t. It’s that simple. Your mind is the only thing that stops you from doing great things.
2. Results matter. It does not matter if you have the best stories in the world or you talk about success, you have a lot of millionaire friend, or you know a lot about business because of books, what matters is the reality you have now.
I was able to master the first one but the second I did not and failed severely.
For the whole of my life, I was a good student but I did not care about results. What mattered to me is getting a passing score, getting by, enjoy college and don’t get stressed out. This became a habit whenever I do anything from blogging, sports and even dating, I was mediocre.
I took this job because I knew it can help. Our company highly focuses on performance and results alone. We are promoted based on score card grades but If you perform poorly you will be terminated.
It’s the same attitude that an entrepreneur has, perform or go hungry. The things that I will be learning here can help and hopefully, I change for the better.
What Matters is Building the Habit
The habit of being at your best every time is gold. It does not matter whether you succeed or fail , as long as you give everything on the line.
Habit is a bodily pattern we program our body and mind to do. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?Do you notice a pattern? Do you always get up the same way every morning? This is habit. It applies to everything we do, no matter what it may be. Our habits reflect the result of any project,a new venture and even our life. This the main reason why you who you are right now.
Change will take time
Habits take time to develop but to change it needs triple the time. I chose this job because of two things; focus on performance and repeating work cycle.
Before I hate scorecards but now I love them. Scorecards are a hit on the head. It tell if you are doing well or if you suck. Score cards combined with 8 hours of work means habit development. According to research, it takes 21 days to fully change a routine but it takes 60 or more days to make it temporary.
I have never been excited in my life. Change is constant, I will make it my ally.
That’s all for now, talk to you soon.