Here's The Deal - Part 7
Know Your Habits
How are YOU today?
A few quick questions for YOU:
What do you do every weekday, weekend, or Friday night?
What foods do you enjoy “without even thinking about it?”
For what television, radio, and other media do you make time?
In everyday life, what are your specific habits?
All humans desire a certain level of consistency and uniformity. If you think you are the exception, ask yourself if you look forward to Friday, Saturday... December or July.
Ask yourself, “What would happen if the sun rose at 11AM instead of 6AM?”
As you may or may not know, your habits drive your morning into the evening, and your today into tomorrow and next year.
Habits are simply recurring actions that we subconsciously decide to do. Specifically habits can be defined as:
An established disposition of mind or character.
Habits are not necessarily bad or good.
However, if you are not aware of your habits, you will never change your habits.
HERE'S THE IDEA:
Your character is developed by repetitive behavior.
HERE'S THE DEAL:
Changing habits is a life-changing event. Are YOU ready?
A cornerstone of The Ideal life is to…
Know Your Habits.
Accordingly, ask yourself:
What good habits do I really have? Dentists say I am supposed to brush and floss after every meal. Do I really brush my teeth after every meal? What other habits am I supposed to do… but, in reality, I have not been doing?
Perhaps more importantly, in what bad habits am I consistently investing my valuable time, energy, and effort? I am not a perfect person. Thus, I probably have a bad habit or three.
To be totally honest, I really need to change six habits in my life. Specifically, I need to:
Stop these three things:
Start these three things:
The best way to predict the future…
… is to create it!
Next week: Change Your Rituals
Last week: Buying and Selling.
Accept. Adapt. Achieve. ®
What do YOU want to achieve?
This is Part 7 of a 30-part series on how to achieve The Ideal Life.
Think about the word IDEAL. It is actually a conglomeration of several smaller words, specifically:
~ I ~ ID ~ IDEA ~ DEAL ~ IDEAL ~
In the final analysis, if you can learn to master your Id (as in the ego, id, and superego), you can do some rather amazing things.
© 2011-2016 John H. Clark III
Parts excerpted from…
The Ideal: Your Guide to An Ideal Life
(220 pages, BFG Press, 11/11/11)
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