Changing Habits

“Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.” –Charles J. Givens

How long does it take to change a habit? That depends. The school of thought is it takes three to four weeks to change a habit if it requires small adjustments. If we have been doing something for many years, it will probably take longer to break the old habit and turn it into a different habit. If you smoked for 20 years, it might be very difficult to break that habit. Some never do, despite the overwhelming evidence that it will shorten your life expectancy.

Everyone of us has bad habits that we need to change or good habits that we need to develop. What if we only changed five habits each year? In five years, you would have 25 new positive habits. Do you think that might make a difference in your life? You bet. Twenty five successful new habits can bring you financial independence, strong loving relationships, a healthier and more energized physical body, deep spiritual well being, and many other opportunities. Just think of the possibilities if you created more than five new habits each year.

I’ve read that 90 percent of our normal behavior is based on habits. Your everyday normal behavior has a lot to do with the results in your life. If your not happy with your results, then something has to change. One you develop a new habit, it becomes our new normal behavior. We can dramatically improve our lifestyle by simply and systematically improving one behavior at a time. Remember, nothing will change until you do.

You heard it said, “If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.”

Pick one habit today that you need to change and start the process of changing it into a successful habit.

Have an awesome day.


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