Your future is hidden in your daily routine…
Do you have the habits of a successful person? Your habits alone determine who you become. Your habits alone determine if you succeed.
James Allen said, “We are anxious to change our circumstances, but we are unwilling to change ourselves.”
Put it another way, we are anxious to succeed, but we are unwilling to create the habits that cause success.
The Law of Habit
The Law of Habit states that the more frequently you perform a task the easier is becomes to perform that task the next time, and consequently, the more difficult it becomes not to perform the task.
If you go the same way to work everyday, you would find it difficult to go in a different direction, simply because we are creatures of habit, and we protect the habits that we have, good or bad.
Over 90 percent of the tasks that we complete are rooted in habit: the way we put on our shirt, brush our teeth, skip flossing at night, all are rooted in habit.
Our habits are a very powerful tool, and when used to our benefit can be life altering. However, they can also be used to our detriment.
The Purpose of Discipline and Will Power
Discipline will only get you so far. In order to make progress you need to tap into the power of your subconscious mind, the source of your habits.
The subconscious mind is the “work horse” of the mind because it controls your habits; it manages the “habits” that accounts for your life.
If you have good habits programmed into your subconscious mind, then you will do good things, and you will succeed. And, if you have bad habits programmed into your subconscious mind, then you will act accordingly.
Discipline and will power are to be used to create the right habits, and then those habits will give you the life you desire.
Change Your Habits
Today I want to encourage you to change some of your bad habits to good habits and use the power of “habit” to change your life.
If you can learn how to have a perfect day, then you can have a perfect life, you just have to duplicate that day through the tool of your habits.
Your habits are a servant, and they will enslave you or free you. You choose by using your will power what they do. When you consciously make a choice over and over again, it eventually becomes a habit. Your desires are turned over to the force of habit, and you become the slave of the habit.
If you’re wise you will use your will to create beneficial habits, and those beneficial habits will grant you the life you desire.
The Profound Power of Habits
Your habits will take you further than your dreams. You don’t need a miracle, and you don’t need to be lucky. You need the right set of habits.
If you have the habits of a rich person then you will become rich, if you have the habits of a thin person then you will become thin, if you have the habits of a successful person, then you will become successful, it’s all about the habits that you have.
It’s important that you discover the habits that cause you to succeed in a given area. Once you find what those habits are it’s just a matter of using your will to repeat that activity over and over until it becomes a habit.
Getting the Right Habits
If you can get the habits right, the results will come automatically. A habit of investing large sums of money will eventually make you rich; a habit of eating the right foods and exercising will eventually give you the body of your dreams.
Will power can’t do this for you because you only have a limited amount of will power. That will power is used up every time you resist a habit and even when you’re under stress.
Will power shouldn’t be used for avoiding habits directly, but for creating new habits; a slight but crucial difference.
That’s why it’s critical that you muster up all of your will power to create a habit and not use your will power as the source of controlling your activities. You can’t consistently use your will power to keep you from doing your habits. You must use your will power to create new habits.
How do you create new habits? By performing the task over and over again at the same time, in generally the same way.
When you do this you will have a new habit, which will take control over the old habit. It won’t be easy at first, but once the habit becomes set, it will be as difficult to break the new habit as it was to break the old habit.
Breaking Old Habits
The best way to break a habit is to replace it with a new habit. You replace eating bad food with a habit of eating good food. You replace not working out at 1:00pm with working out everyday at 1:00pm. Not saving money with saving money. You find the opposite of the task and you perform that as well. And if you can do it consistently, through will power at first, then you will build the habit and the habit will cause you to succeed.
How long will it take? It depends on the complexity of the habit that you’re trying to break and how deeply it’s rooted in your life. But one things for sure, if you keep on going in the right direction you will eventually get to your destination. And another thing, failure is not an option for you, so keep working on creating the habit until you succeed.
Nothing is more important then the right habits which will cause success. Can you build the right habits, I believe you can? Here’s to starting new life-changing habits, here’s to your success.
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