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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorson

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1. Be specific- use mental contrast to motivate you – think differences will occur of some specific action is completed
2. Seize the moment to act on your goals.  Consider: If / then – sets a commitment in your calendar when / where will I do this – helps as in advance you plan ways to tackle obstacles
3. Check your progress – monitor this seek out feedback from others. Or self monitoring be cautious new skill you are learning want to focus on this rather than monitoring. Motivation sustains if you focus on what is to be done; today thinking (rather than progress already made)
4. Be a realistic optimist
5. Focus on getting better rather than being good.
6. Possess grit – deliberate practice, planning and persistence with a growth mindset.
7. Build your willpower
8. Don’t take on too much
9. Focus on what you will do; not what you won’t do.  Consider reframe stopping goals in terms of starting something else.

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