Success is often perceived as a distant destination that is only reached by the chosen few. However, I have learned over the years that good habits can help anyone reach their desired destinations.

Good habits can serve as a reliable GPS, offering direction and purpose to the pursuit of success.  The fact is that there is a deep connection between habits and success, and I want to delve into how daily routines can serve as the guiding force that can take anyone towards their goals and dreams.

Habits Help You Find Your Way

Life is truly a journey.  It is filled with winding roads, crossroads, and unexplored territories. Without a navigational tool, the journey becomes chaotic, and the destination elusive. Your daily habits pull take you on a journey.

At the core of the habit-success relationship lies the principle of consistency. Much like a GPS relies on regular signals to calculate routes accurately, success depends on the steady repetition of positive habits. Consistency builds momentum, propelling individuals forward even when the path seems challenging. Whether it’s waking up early, exercising daily, or consistently working towards a goal, the regularity of habits ensures progress becomes an ingrained part of one’s journey.

Charting the Course

Just as a GPS requires a destination to chart the course, success demands clear path. Habits can act as the coordinates of the map that helps you get from point A to point B.  However, without a defined endpoint, the journey lacks purpose and direction. Cultivating habits that align with your aspirations is akin to entering the destination into your life’s GPS, giving you a clear path to follow.


A GPS doesn’t merely offer a one-time route; it continuously re-calibrates based on changing circumstances. Similarly, habits provide a mechanism for course correction through self-reflection. Regularly assessing and adjusting habits ensures that the journey to success remains on track. It’s a dynamic process where individuals have the flexibility to reassess their goals, amend habits, and stay aligned with their evolving vision of success.

Nevertheless, beyond the analogy of a GPS, habits also play a profound role in shaping the cognitive map of an individual. The mind, much like a GPS system, is also susceptible to ingrained patterns and routines. Understanding how habits influence thought processes is crucial for unlocking the full potential of this mental navigation system.

How to create a positive feedback loop

Habits create a positive feedback loop in the brain, releasing neurotransmitters such as dopamine when a habit is successfully executed. This neurochemical reinforcement acts as a reward, encouraging the repetition of the behavior. In the context of success, positive habits create a mental environment that associates goal-directed actions with feelings of accomplishment, reinforcing the desire to continue on the path of achievement.

This let’s you know that getting positive feedback often is important.

Establishing Good Habits Require Good Intentions

You must be intentional when it comes down to creating a new habit.  Just as a GPS requires a user to input the destination, habits are most effective when guided by intention. Mindful cultivation of habits ensures that they align with personal values and long-term objectives, transforming them into purposeful tools for success.

Mindful Habit Formation:

The intentional creation of habits involves a mindful approach to behavior. Understanding the ‘why’ behind each habit ensures that they are not merely routine actions but deliberate steps towards a specific goal. Mindful habit formation requires self-awareness, where individuals consciously choose habits that contribute positively to their journey.

Goal-Oriented Habits:

Aligning habits with overarching goals transforms them into goal-oriented tools. Rather than being arbitrary routines, habits become strategic actions that propel individuals closer to their desired outcomes. When habits are intentionally designed to serve a purpose, they become a powerful force driving the journey to success.

Creating a Habitual Blueprint:

Developing a habitual blueprint involves crafting a set of interconnected habits that support each other in the pursuit of success. This intentional design ensures that habits work in harmony, reinforcing the overall trajectory towards goals. The synergy between habits creates a robust framework, much like a well-optimized GPS route, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in reaching the destination.

Habits as Lifestyle Architects:

Just as architects design structures with a vision, individuals can mold their lives through intentional habit formation. Habits become the architects of one’s lifestyle, constructing the framework upon which success is built.

Habitual Identity:

The consistent practice of habits contributes to the formation of an identity closely tied to success. When habits become ingrained in daily life, they shape the way individuals perceive themselves. Adopting habits that align with a successful identity reinforces a positive self-image, creating a powerful motivational force to stay committed to the journey.

Environmental Influence:

Habits are deeply intertwined with the environment in which they are practiced. Designing an environment that supports success-oriented habits is akin to constructing a conducive landscape for the journey. Whether it’s organizing a workspace, surrounding oneself with positive influences, or creating routines that foster productivity, the environment becomes a crucial element in the architectural plan of success.

Iterative Habit Building:

Just as architects refine blueprints through iterations, individuals can fine-tune their habits for optimal success. The process of habit-building is dynamic and adaptive, allowing for continuous improvement. Embracing the iterative nature of habit formation ensures that the lifestyle architecture remains resilient and responsive to the evolving demands of the journey.

I am convinced that the only way to create real change is by creating new habits. Nothing changes in ones life if new habits aren’t formed.

What new habits will you form to change your life?

I am working on a few new habits myself.  Two habits I am looking to create are one the habit of writing every day and the other is exercising every day, even if it is only for 15 minutes.

Please share your comments. I would love to hear about your journey to new habits.

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Toni Coleman-Brown
Toni Coleman-Brown

Toni Coleman Brown is an author, coach, motivational speaker, social media strategist and professional networker. She is also the Founder of the popular, Network for Women in Business, which is an online community designed to train, connect and advance women in business.

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