We are all creatures of habit. The things we do constantly day by day will determine the results of the future.
The question is, are your habits helping you achieve your goals faster or are they slowing you down?
Some people say it takes 21 days to form a habit. Others say it takes 30 days. While others say it takes a lot longer than that. Well, I think there are no hard and fast rules.
The key is to do these 4 simple steps:
1. Identify habits that prevent you from achieving your goals
You must recognize the habits that are slowing you down so that you can do something about it. So identifying them is very important. Think really hard, grab a pen and paper, and list them all down.
It could be anything, like watching too much TV, or being too lazy to exercise.
2. Start replacing those destructive habits with constructive ones
To be successful in life, we must continually form new habits that will reinforce our success and replace destructive habits. Start off with the ones that have a big impact on your progress.
For example, instead of watching TV, how about developing the habit of reading a new book, or learning a new skill that will help you achieve your goals faster. That’s how you achieve personal growth.
3. Be committed in exerting effort
For habits that have been with us for years, it’s going to require quite an effort to change at the start. Your dedication and determination to change yourself will be important factors to forming new habits. Practice makes permanent. Like learning to ride a bike or drive a car. The more you do it, the more it becomes automatic.
4. Do it now!
Start doing it now and reap the benefits as soon as possible! As Darth Vader puts it: “The early Sith guts the Jedi”.
Once you start doing these simple steps, you will have changed your life, one day at a time. I hope this helps in your journey towards success.
Now it’s your turn. What habits would you like to change in your life? How do you plan on changing them? I look forward to hear from you!