Saturday, August 27, 2011
The title of this blog is actually the title of Marshall Goldsmith's book--his subtitle is How Successful People Become Even More Successful.
I learned about the book this week from one of my former students who is now a senior. I was thinking that the book might offer some insights for my students. Often college students start out thinking that the same things that got them into college will be the same things that get them a good job after college. But we all know that good interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and other attributes can be more important than just getting good grades.
Then tonight I realized that changing past behaviors is how one also becomes successful at maintaining health. For example, I've learned that one has to switch up the exercise routine. Doing the same exercises for awhile can help you lose weight but after awhile you have to try some different approaches to get those results.
And I've learned that when I lose weight I have to figure out a good maintenance routine or I'm going to do what I've done for years: gain weight, lose weight, gain it back, lose it again, and so on.
Out with what got me here--bring on some new habits that will get me there!