Habits Determine Success or Failure

Have you ever thought about how your habits affect your success? If you are like most, the answer is "no". Many people overlook the impact of the things that they do at the subconscious level. Sadly, this leads to them leading a life that is less than they are capable. Today, we are going learn how catastrophic habits can be.

Are you one of those people who walks into the house an immediately turns the television on? It is interesting to watch people who do this since they are rarely aware of their actions. The need to have some noise is so ingrained in them. Then, after changing, they sit down to relax. Of course, for many, this is how the entire evening is spent. Watching hours of television is a habit for them.

Let us look at this in a different light. What if this individual developed the habit of going for a walk after getting home from work. How much of an effect would this have on his or her life? The same idea can be applied to reading. Creating the habit of reading enables one to increase his or her skills for advancement. Perhaps it could be some reading on something that pertains to the present job. Or, more importantly, one could learn new skills for future advancement in another area. The point is this habit is beneficial for all to develop.

The hardest part about changing a habit is to be aware that we are doing it. Most often, they operate at a subconscious level. Thus, we first must be aware of what is destructive to us and then work on correcting it. Here are three steps that can help us.

1. Make a list of all the bad habits you presently have.

List everything that you feel stands in the way of your progress.

2. List at least 10 habits that you would like to have that will help you move forward.

It is important to get concise with them.

3. Choose both a bad and a good habit to work on.

Select things that can work with each other. For example, if one of your bad habits is sleeping too late while one habit you want is to read more, then decide to get up an hour earlier and read. This will replace the negative habit with a more positive one.

A habit needs to be worked for 3 weeks until it becomes ingrained. Once you have developed your new habit, then select another one from your list. This is how you can create drastic changes in your life, three weeks at a time.
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1 comment:

kittenone said...

great advice and simple to actually implement,

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