The road to good intentions is not one without potholes. One way to avoid them is to KISS them. KISS is an acronym for Keep It Short and Simple or, as some know it: “Keep It Simple, Stupid.” While on the surface this may seem to imply stupidity, it is quite the contrary. The simplicity of the design is usually associated with intelligent design systems that hinder complexity, system failures, or other issues leading to what we earlier called “potholes. For purposes here, we will use it for “Keep it SUPER Simple-K.I.S.S.”
1) KISS – Gap Analysis
A Quick gap analysis is generally where you recognize a Need(s) or Better Condition(s). Go ahead and write them down or place them in your phone notes. Don’t overthink it, just write the first thing or things that comes to mind. Narrow it down to your top 3-5. Then pick one to work on each day. It can even be the same one each day for an extended period of time. While a current belief circulating is, that behavioral change can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks, there may not be
any real evidence for this. Of course, this also depends on what the habit is, how ingrained it is, and how one responds to change. Therefore, give yourself some time for consistency and practice to normalize the behavior as part of your regular routine. Once confidence is built, begin the next one for the amount of time needed. This also helps to disperse the intensity level of change and how you respond to it. In the end, you will find yourself facilitating the success level of making the change.
Procrastination is one of the biggest enemies for moving yourself forward. A common procrastination mindset is perfectionism, especially the tendency to do “just one more thing” before getting started with a new task. Be sure not to overthink this. Most of us know what needs to be done, it’s the actual “doing it”, putting it into action on a habitual basis, where it falters.
2) KISS – Positive Mantra
Keep it simple but be specific with your intention. Giving yourself a mantra, or affirmation can help you Keep the vibe positive—you are attracting positive thoughts toward you with your mantra. Also, ask yourself: “What is the easiest way to push the ‘go/do’ button?” Don’t get stuck in thinking about everything you should and/or could do. Again, don’t overthink; keep your intentions in your mind. Actually put it into action and execute. Like Nike says: Do it! Positivity is an energy exchange from mind-to-body and body-to-mind. What you do and think produces the outcomes you’re looking for. This will be important when all is not going well. Align yourself back with the truth of what your trying to change or manifest and you’ll find that an adjustment is just around the corner.