Every day, we instinctively brush our teeth, get dressed, eat, use the bathroom, and sleep.

These are our non-negotiables. Our training began at birth, and now every day, we make sure our practice continues. It's essential.

Then, there are the activities that align with our goals: exercise, meditation, reading, eating healthy. We try to build the habit, but when it doesn't stick, we get discouraged. We forget that every habit takes practice.

Imagine who we'd be if we treated our non-negotiables this way. Actually, don't. It's scary.

Instead, imagine who we'd be if our non-negotiables included the habits we know would do us good.

Much better.