Habit. The Killer & Master
Of Our Destiny
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When the word "habit"
comes into your mind, it may conjure up images of biting
your nails, smoking etc. It's quite funny as almost
everyone associates it with forces of negativity. It is
as if a habit is a bad thing. Sure, we may have a few bad
habits but they aren't the only aspects of our life we
sub-consciously carry out.
You have probably heard the expression "People Are
Creatures Of Habit". If we adhere to our creed; our
list of goals and desires with the dedication and
persistence they deserve then you will find that you
sub-consciously create a situation to enable its
achievement. This is sheer will and is a very powerful
ally as you work on improving aspects of your own
personal make-up to perform to the level you aspire.
What you are doing here is creating and/or changing your
routine i.e. habits. As you develop this change,
repetition will intrinsically embed your new ideas into
your schedule until it, in fact, becomes habit.
If you set your alarm regularly to wake up at 06:00AM
because your new job necessitates an earlier start, then
after a while you may find yourself waking just before
the alarm sounds or around the time that it has been set
without the alarm itself needing to sound off. In
essence, you have re-trained yourself from one habit to
another. Routine gets you used to doing things
Just like physical habits are mental habits. In fact,
mind habits play a huge role in our very existence. A
habit of the mind is known to us as an attitude. Our
attitude towards our job, family and future has
everything to do with our current standing in life.
Creating/changing attitudes sounds difficult but doing
the same thing to a "habit of the mind" for
some reason sounds substantially less threatening, more
intriguing and perhaps even somewhat vague. Everything is
relative. Changing attitudes is something we will always
have to do to improve our lifestyle. It is a rare case
indeed when someone is so totally happy that they would
not wish for an improvement.
To change our attitude to serve us better requires a
crystal clear view of our goals, dreams and desires
accompanied by its deserved persistence. This will lead
to you becoming more educated as you expand your
horizons. Being more knowledgeable can only work for you.
You refine your routine accordingly and will begin to
notice the in roads you make in getting to your desired
Of course if you develop the wrong habits then they will
see you press further and further away from where you
want to be. This is very difficult to recognize at first
as you may simply read this as teething problems rather
than for what it is; a bad habit.
The title of this article is "Habit. The Killer
& Master Of Your Destiny". Habit being something
you do with intense regularity. It most definitely plays
a huge part in your life. So, for your sanity and for
your personal growth, review your habits regularly. There
is an expression "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New
Tricks". This saying is based on the fact that older
people have developed habits that are so deep seeded that
altering them would prove most difficult.
First of all - keep your mind open to changing habits and
secondly, sub-consciously, as you get into your latter
years many more aspects of your life will (unbeknownst to
you) become "a closed book". So before the door
closes down on you ensure that your habits are
maintaining the pursuit of your goals.
Give yourself the opportunities and respect you deserve.
Make your habits work for you; become their master and
control their direction. You will be amply rewarded along
the way as you will be able to see what you're doing and
where you are going...
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