The formation of productive habits greatly differentiates the value we will derive from a clear and informed intention. By productive habit we move from intentions to consistent actions. We do what we said we were going to do and the value is attained as prescribed.
As an example, we may set the intention that we will ride a bike for 15 miles (about one hour), four times per week. You produce this in habit and you will derive the intended value.
Without a productive habit formed, we will quickly fade and the intended value immediately lessens. We might only find the time, rather than direct our time by habit, to ride only once or twice that week. As we begin to fall short of intentions, we will either reform the productive habit to correct back to original intentions or instead waste our time making excuses.
Productive habits differentiate us in the value that we will derive and share with others from our intentions. Set your productive habits, direct your time and invest in yourself to deliver the value you intended. Not a frequent decision, but a productive habit.
“It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow —