7 Tips for Replacing Bad Habits
with Positive Habits.
By Jeff Olson
We all have personal and professional bad habits that we would like to break. As much as we despise our bad habits, it can be challenging to make these habits things of the past. So, what is the solution? I have found the best way to erase a bad habit is to replace it with a positive habit.
First, think of our habits as a cycle. A habit is something you do without thinking. And, there are two kinds of habits: Those that serve you and those that do not serve you. Brushing your teeth is a habit that serves you; biting your nails is one that doesn’t. Thinking things through for yourself serves you; blindly accepting everything you read online or hear through the gossip grapevine doesn’t serve you. Be aware of your philosophy, which creates your attitude, which creates your actions, which creates your results, which create your life.
A positive philosophy turns into a positive attitude, which turns into positive actions, which turns into positive results, which turns into a positive lifestyle. The small decisions are easy, and when you add them up, they can have an enormous effect on your life. This cycle is hard to maintain, but I go into more depth in my book, The Slight Edge.
1. Show up.
2. Show up consistently.
3. Cultivate a positive outlook.
4. Be committed for the long haul.
5. Cultivate a burning desire backed by faith, not hoping or wishing, but knowing.
6. Be willing to pay the price.
7. Do the things you’ve committed to doing, even when no one else is watching.
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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