Changing Bad Habits In Four Ways than One
There is no question that it is difficult to change a habit, especially one that has been lingering around for as long as we can remember, to the point where it becomes a part of our lives and we accept it subconsciously.
Habits begin to change when our perception begins to change.
This process doesn’t happen over night, we shift our habits to better habits evolving over time, understanding that it is a daily process of transformation over time.
So what exactly is it that drives us to make the decision and take the action necessary to change existing habits?
1. Making a DECISION when we’ve hit rock bottom
2. A strong internal DESIRE that won’t be stopped
3. We are DISGUSTED in ourselves
4. The RESOLVE that it’s now or never
Emotions are an extremely powerful force and drive us to pro activity or reactivity, below I will explain how you can tap into the above emotions, rid yourself of bad habits and fuel your life to take a full 360 degree positive turn around.
Successful people make up their minds quickly and change them slowly. Unsuccessful people make up their minds slowly and change them quickly.
It is human nature to make a powerful decision when we’ve hit rock bottom in our lives and the only way is up.
This is where hitting rock bottom can become a blessing for many as it forces you to decide to make a change.
Many of us are stuck in our cozy little comfort zone which I refer to as the most dangerous place to be.
Your not completely satisfied with your life and have many dreams, however your just comfortable enough that your sense of urgency isn’t really there.
Getting uncomfortable is when the magic happens, it’s where you are challenged and your sense of character develops.
There is an old saying: If your why doesn’t make you cry then your why isn’t big enough.
Get clear with what you want out of life, to the point where you write down your perfect day and you can read it to a small child and they have a crystal clear image of what you are describing through sight, hearing, touch, smell and maybe even taste. How does it feel?
When you are clear on your outcomes, this will drive you every single day to turn your life around.
Disgust is normally associated with a negative emotion, however in this case it is being used in a positive manner.
Once we have hit the point of being busted and disgusted, fed up and had enough, this disgust will fuel our power to drive towards the success that we want.
Proactive feelings surface from disgust at ones self, feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired and not being able to give yourself and your family the life they truly deserve.
Resolve is when you state “I WILL” and when you state I WILL nothing is going to stand in your way.
Your going to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes UNTIL.
It is the definition of never giving up on yourself.
Every single one of us was born successful, as babies we went through the process of sitting up, crawling and eventually walking.
Not once did we ever give up during this process.
We were never content to just sit up or just crawl for the rest of our lives.
We persisted and persisted and persisted no matter how many times we lost our balance and fell over, we got back up and repeated the process UNTIL.
Sadly, many adults have forgotten this beautiful quality that we all posses and choose to live on average instead of on purpose.
So now that you know the 4 emotions that transform bad habits into good habits, I ask you this question:
How long are you willing to work and do whatever it takes for as long as it takes UNTIL?