Knowing how to break bad habits is worth its weight in gold.
I say that because, while good habits will generate the results you want in life, bad habits can destroy everything.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have some habits that don’t serve me well. Everyone does. The trick is becoming aware of them and then taking the time to weed them out of our lives.
Before we get too far into this, let’s establish what a habit is.
Not that foot, your other foot!
A habit is an idea that has been planted in the garden of your subconscious mind and then repetitively fed. After a sufficient period of time, you act on the idea without giving it any conscious thought.
Allow me to give you an example of how a habit is formed.
Imagine you’re pulling on your pants in the morning. What foot do you put in first?
I put my right foot in. If I tried to put my left foot in my pants first, I’d stagger and fall over.
Because when I was just a little guy, ...