Everybody in this world, in the past, in the now and in the future, will always remain completely and totally 100% ruled and influenced by their existing set of habits.
Life is about habits. The only difference between successful and unsuccessful people is the quality of their habits. Unsuccessful people own unsuccessful habits.
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.~Tyron Edwards
Bad habits form more easily, but extremely hard to end. Good habits, on the other hand, tend to take more time to make. Scientist agree the average person needs at least 3 weeks to form a good habit.
Habits Change The Outcome Of Your Life
Changing habits does not change the person. You remain your true unique self. New habits will give you radically different results and improve your performance. You will experience dramatically and completely out of the ordinary life.
If you don’t like direction of the current path of your life, you can make a course correction through habits.
Understanding The Laws Of Habit To Simplify Change
Habit Law #1
You remain 100% strictly controlled by your current set of habits. You cannot get anymore disciplined to them. That’s because of Habit Law #2
Habit Law #2
All habits in your life feel natural at the time you possess them. Both good and bad habits feel natural and herein lies the problem. It feels unnatural when you start to change a habit. Your subconscious keeps pulling you back to your established habit.
Habit Law #3
Fortunately, it only takes a short time period of time for your new habit to form. Scientific research says it takes approximately 21 days to establish a new habit. After 21 days, it feels like your new habit belongs to you, it starts to feel natural.
Habit Law #4
Now the hard part of changing your habits. It’s not really hard, but human nature like to complicates things and go to extremes. People get in trouble when they decide to change their lives because they want to change all of their habits at once.
The problem arises because you can only change ONE habit at a time! Your mind can only handle one single habit every 21 days. Your new habit gets engrained in your subconscious by following another law of nature… the law of repetition.
Here is the good news… often changing one habit, several ther habits will change automatically with it.
You really don’t need to change all your habits. Just pick some pivotal habits and change those and a lot of other things will change.
Habit Law #5
Success in life results from goal directed habits. Get a clear goal in mind and use that goal to direct your habit changes for the rest of your life.
Action Creates New Habits – Habits Determine Your Destiny
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~Unknown
Did you know over 3 years you receive 52 gifts of 21 day periods? You can change 52 pivotal habits in your life over a 3 year period. Can you imagine the spectacular and dramatic results? All by focusing on changing a single habit every 21 days.
Realistically, some habits may take a little longer, perhaps 30 days instead of 21 days… You still would create 36 life changing habits. You would still experience spectacular and dramatic results in you life.
4 Actions Steps Toward Spectacular Results
1. Make a list of the habits you want to change.
2. Pick ONE pivotal habit from your list. Write out how the desired outcome will feel. I recommend putting the end result on an index card or post it note etc.
3. Focus all your attention this new habit. Create and design a daily and/or weekly routine to incorporate your new habit in your life. Remember, the new habit you create will force you to often make very challenging changes. It will feel unnatural at first… don’t beat yourself up in the process.
Review your end result and reflect on how it will feel when accomplished.
4. Repeat The Process: Once you create your new habit, select the next habit from your list you want to create. Before you know it,you will have developed 12 – 17 new habits in one year! Imagine you will create a whole new life full of success… one habit at a time.
What habit do want to change the most in over the next 21/30 days?
Share your thoughts below on what you received from this article. Remember these laws the next time frustration sets in while making positive changes to your life.