Why We Do What We Do

Questioning HabitsEver Wonder Why We Keep On Doing The Same Things Over & Over?

Have you ever decided to change your results and before you knew it, you were back in your old routines? Does this sound familiar?  How about your New Year’s Resolution? How is that going for you so far this year?

It’s the second week in February and if you are like most people, you haven’t changed your habits, so your New Year’s Resolutions are not really proceeding as planned, yes? 🙄   Be honest with yourself because it’s still early and we can still change to make our 2011, Your Best Year Ever! 😀

Do You Know Why We Do What We Do?

We all tend to do the things that make us feel good everyday.  Yes, there are things we do just because we feel we have to, like a job or school, however, we know there is a reward, so we keep on doing it day in and day out.  Now when we decide to change our results, we are changing our daily routine, and this can become very uncomfortable.  For example, we may want to start our own home based business which would require extra hours of learning and work each day.  Initially, it’s exciting and we are willing to put in the extra hours, however, if we do not experience “success”, then the price (extra hours) may not be worth the promise (extra income), unless we understand “why we do what we do”.

When I started my home based network marketing business, I woke up at 3 am to work my business before I went to my job.  It wasn’t easy, however, I knew that if I focused and was willing to “practice” (the price), I would become skilled and succeed.  Then I could be home with my son everyday full-time (the promise).  It was very difficult and I was terrible at it! 😥  I got so much rejection in the beginning because I had “zero skill”!  I had never done anything like this in my life!  “Was I crazy?”, I used to think to myself.   😯  Fortunately, my mentor told me about the law of averages.  He said “Kellie, you just have to be willing to do the numbers.  Eventually, someone will say yes”.  And he was right, someone finally did say “yes” and then I was so happy!   😆  My mentors congratulated me like crazy and I felt good.  Then, I wanted to do it again, and again, and again!  Every time I had success, I would be congratulated!  Pretty soon, I was getting promoted!  Wow, that felt incredible!  Then I wanted to get promoted again and again!   😛

Addicted To Feeling Good

When learning a new skill, we all must be willing to “do whatever it takes” to “become valuable to the marketplace”.  When we make a decision to change our income, or make a FT income from our home based business, we must master the skills it takes to earn the income we set as our goal.  Once we are willing to do “whatever it takes”, then “practicing” your new skill becomes quite simple because we are “practicing” to become a master.  If our goal is to shoot 10 basketballs in the hoop each day, then it doesn’t matter how many basketballs missed the hoop, nor should it matter how long it took us to get the 10 basketballs in the hoop.  The only thing that matters is that at the end of the day, we got 10 basketballs in the hoop!   😆  Once we focus on our success, we will want to do it everyday!  And if we work with a team, our team will congratulate us everyday!  No one will ask how many basketballs we missed because the Focus is on the 10 basketballs we successfully got in the hoop each day!   😛 Now, we’re addicted to Success and we will always Succeed! That’s the formula!   😆

Here’s Kellie giving us some personal insight:

Put The Success Formula To Work For You

Now that we understand why we do what we do, all we have to do is follow the roadmap to ensure that 2011 will be our Best Year Ever.  Then, we must be willing to “do whatever it takes” to become skilled and valuable in our chosen field.  And last, always remember what Jim Rohn said, We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”

We’d love to hear how your year has started out and whether you have taken the steps to make your New Year’s Resolutions come true in 2011.  Please leave us a comment and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them openly. May we ask you to click the “f share” button at the top of the article to share on Facebook or “retweet” this on Twitter?

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23 Comments For This Post

  1. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Aloha Kellie!
    Thanks for sharing…if you could do it back in 1995 with zero skill, yet with a whatever it takes attitude with the promise of being home for your son anyone can! You simply shared the formula for success that anyone can duplicate!

    Much love,

  2. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Shannon,
    Yup, most definitely anyone can do it! And no internet in 1995 too! Thanks for your visit today. Aloha 🙂
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  3. GigiNJones Says:

    Hello darling 🙂
    In retrospect, I often asked the question, “Why do other’s do what they do?” Funny, that’s one of the reasons I wanted to get into the field of psychology. I wanted to gain a better understanding and at that time in my life, I really held other people accountable for meeting or not meeting my needs. hee hee. Thankfully today, I have gained insight into taking ownership for my own failures and successes. Presently, my goal is to follow through. I’ve been observing this fear based thoughts will come up when doing something new or being challenged. As I am moving through these “challlenges” I am gaining confidence to do continually do these new habits. I’ve recognized how important it is for me to honor and do what I say I’m going to do. Not to allow myself the opportunity to let myself “off the hook”. It’s very uncomfortable and at the same time necessary. I’m doing better with making changes. I’m also learning not to get caught up in the “emotion” and to just do it anyway. And that feels good in the end. Thanks your for leadership. I really admire your integrity and ability to take care of yourself!

    Much love,

  4. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Gigi,
    I am glad you enjoyed our post. Yes, knowing that we are responsible is the most freeing thing! And yes, being good to your word is the best character building trait. Congratulations on discovering these inner secrets to success. Much aloha 🙂
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  5. Janette Stoll Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    So true! We are what we repeatedly do. A couple a years ago I wanted to start running and it was hard at first to get in the routine of running and adapting to a new habit.

    But if you take baby steps, as you said, if you’re going to shoot 10 hoops then do it, stick to it. I started running two laps, then added another, then another, and soon was able to run 2-3 miles easily.

    Setting goals that are challenging but achievable for you, you’re more likely to feel good about reaching them, which makes you more likely to do more.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Janette Stoll

  6. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Janette,
    Congratulations on training to run miles so easily! That’s incredible! We are so glad you see you on our blog. I am glad you enjoyed our concepts and you have applied them into your life. Aloha 🙂
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  7. Val Wilcox Says:

    Love how your posts support and encourage people to keep going along the path of success. We do get stuck in a rut of doing the same thing over and over again. This gets in the way of stepping into something different to achieve better results.

    This is so key in every aspect of your life. You are here to let people know that it’s all a process and to keep a perspective on what we do. Way to keep us all on track with our goals.

    Val 😉
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  8. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Val,
    We are so glad you are loving our posts. I am glad that you are encouraged and supported with our words and videos. I am so happy that 16 years of making a ton of mistakes gives me a lot of experience to share. Thanks for your comments. Aloha 🙂
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  9. Kellie Frazier Says:

    Thank you Kellie. It’s not often that I fall back into the unconscious living state of mind but I recognize this has been a tough week of doing just that, so your message is timely. 🙂

    Really enjoy seeing your personality coming through Kellie. It’s not hard to believe you are naturally an introvert. 🙂

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  10. Kathleen Goldson Clarke Says:

    Hi Kellie,
    Its so easy to fall of the track. Your topic is so timely. Just this weekend I reviewed my plan for the quarter and realize I was going off, not doing the activities as planned. I was saying to myself, one month and already I am falling off. I am in the process getting back on track and your article was just the encouragement I needed. You are my mentor whether you know it or not.:) thanks
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  11. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Awe, you are so sweet Kathleen! I am so glad you are gaining value from our posts.
    Oh and we all fall off track…the main thing is to recognize it and get back on! So congratulate yourself! There are so many resources today and you are very smart to take full advantage of them.
    Thanks for your comments! Aloha 🙂
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  12. Annette Morris Keane Says:

    Thanks teach – as predicted – right on the money – I hear ya! 😉 LOL!

  13. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Annette! You are doing such a great job and you are truly a “gifted” leader! Your whole business is about to expand a lot! Aloha 🙂
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  14. Melissa McCloud Says:

    kellie, this is the PERFECT post for me, coming off the weekend at landmark forum. i spent 3 long days understanding why i do what i do. there is always a payoff we get for acting or behaving a certain way, whether it’s in business, a grudge we hold, an attitude we have towards a certain person, etc. i was also able to get so honest about where my efforts in social media are taking me. i’ve been shooting 10 basketballs each day–and most aren’t going in!

    i love that analogy. you are brilliant; thanks for your mentoring and for sharing your wisdom!
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  15. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Melissa,
    It brings me so much joy to see you enjoying our posts. I am glad it is perfect timing for you. Your life is about to change in a huge way, so I am glad you are mastering social media also. Our whole journey is being honest with ourselves and mastering us! LOL! Thank you for your kind comments. Aloha 🙂
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  16. Holly Says:

    So true! As long as I stick with those 10 baskets a day, I will get there; I see the light, the payoff!! I am so looking forward to those days when I get the change comes easily and obviously. I often feel like I have soooo much work to do!! Thanks for the great post! Keep me on track!
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  17. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Holly,
    You’re getting it very well. The key is to follow your heart and strive to “feel good” as much as possible. You’ll know what to do each day and you’ll have fun doing it! Thank you for your comments. 🙂
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  18. Jacqueline Gates Says:

    Once again, goddess Kellie, your post is ‘the right thing at the right time’. (It’s getting spooky how you do that!!)

    Anyway, it’s nice to know if I just keep shooting the basketballs, I’ll eventually be able to make 10 in a row.

    And you’re right ~ full responsibility is what it takes. And, like Melissa says, a cold, hard look at your Actual results.
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  19. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Oh Goddess Jacqui! It’s because your “soul” whispers to me! LOL! You know your answers. Trust yourself because you my dear are a very special lady! “Shine your light” and people will find you and follow you. You’re doing so great! Trust your “heart”! Much love 🙂
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  20. Sandra Says:

    Hi Kellie:
    What a great post. This is so true, its a numbers game, and if everyone looks at it like you they will be successful. So many people just give up too easily. Once you put on your “amour” and practice, success is just just time. If you ramp up your activity of course it comes more quickly.
    Thanks for inspiring more people with your candid video:)
    To your continued success.
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  21. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Sandra,
    It’s so nice to meet you here on our blog! Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed our post and our video! Aloha 🙂
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  22. Lisa Arnold Says:

    Great post Kellie! I love the analogy of getting the 10 basketballs in the hoop… doesn’t matter how many tries it takes you, what matters is you got them in!!
    Thanks for sharing your insight!
    : ) Lisa
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  23. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Lisa,
    So nice to see you again! Glad you enjoyed our posts. Aloha 🙂
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