Steve Kamb on developing grit and stepping into a new identity:
Identify the new “identity” you want to have. The more specific you can be with it, the easier it’ll be to prove it to yourself. “I’m the type of person that never misses a workout.” “I’m somebody who eats a healthy lunch every day.” “I’m somebody who works on my side business every dang day.” Remind yourself of this EVERY day by hanging up a post-it note on your bathroom window, or using your phone/calendar to keep this at the front of your mind.
The key to building lasting habits is focusing on creating a new identity first. Your current behaviors are simply a reflection of your current identity.
To change your behavior for good, you need to start believing new things about yourself. You need to build identity-based habits.
1. Decide the type of person you want to be.
2. Prove it to yourself with small wins.