Central to the The R Factor™
lies a fundamental principle: your habits are perfectly designed to get the results they’re getting. The outcomes in your life are the natural result of the habits you have developed. While it is very tempting to attribute success or failure to circumstances, the truth is that the outcomes you get are the result of the way you Manage the R™
in response to circumstances. The quality of your life is determined by your patterns of attitude and action. How you Manage the R
shapes your destiny. You don’t determine your future; you determine your habits and your habits determine your future.
We should continually ask ourselves,
“Are my habits producing the results I want?”
The answer, of course, is that we all have a mixture of habits: some of our habits are good, some are just OK, and some are counter-productive. Common sense tells us to keep doing the habits that help us and stop doing the ones that hold us back. The difficulty, however, is that habits are hard to change.