Your bad habits limit your success in life.
Well, 2019 is now officially here! Starting a new year is always an exciting time. It’s a time for reflection, renewal, and re-commitment to excellence.
Did you make one or more New Year’s Resolutions, like the majority of us do?
And, if you’re like most of us, one of your resolutions is to become more fit and lose weight.
Well, now is the time to make good on those resolutions. The good news is we are here to help!
Below are six of the worst bad habits, with suggestions on how to break them.
It is great if you can retrain your mind and develop good habits too, but just getting rid of bad habits is a great start to a better life. You don’t have to do it all at once. Just start with one or two
Waiting for opportunity.
Should I be “waiting for my ship to come in,” while others are out there building ships? Waiting doesn’t invite opportunities – work does. Begin searching out opportunities and creating opportunities. Training your mind to see them can be as simple as looking for them. Then train yourself to take advantage of them by always taking some small step the moment you recognize an opportunity.
If you are waiting for the time you have more time, money or energy to begin taking care of your body, one-day irreversible diseases may have set in, and it might just be too late. For many people tomorrow never comes. And remember opportunities sometimes come in disguise! They may just not look the way you expected, so keep an open mind.
2. Short-term thinking.
I talked to a man who paid $700 per month in rent when a nicer place was available for $550. Why did he do it? The $700 apartment required no deposit, but the cheaper place required a $450 deposit, so he would have had to save $1,000 (instead of $700) to move in. Due to his short-term thinking, he now pays $1,800 more for rent each year.
Though short-term thinking got this man into his situation, and he didn’t have the $300 extra, he still could have gone to the pawnshop and raised the money. It would have cost very little interest compared to spending $1,800 more per year on rent.
Similarly if you are getting fooled in to false promises of achieving the body of your dreams in 90 days, losing that 25lbs in one month or some other new fad program, understand that Rome was not build in one week and that if you spent the last 25 years ignoring your body, you might just have to put the time into rebuilding it to health and balance.
Consider the long-term consequences of your actions, and write them down whenever you make a decision. Continue this until your mind does it automatically.
3. Impulsive actions.
A man showed me his $200 hat, then minutes later he told me he was hoping they would approve his welfare application. Perhaps a problem with impulse control? Perhaps it’s possible that his bad habits have lead to a place on the welfare rolls?
The solution? You’ll usually change your mind about impulsive decisions by the next day. Wait a day before taking any action that commits time, energy or money towards something that is not a major goal in your life. Do it until it is a habit.
4. Blaming others
Whether justified or not, how often does blaming someone or something for our situation motivates us to improve it? It is definitely one of the worst of these bad habits, and one of the more subtle ones too. Giving “reasons” for our troubles, for example, is often just a form of blaming.
It is one’s own responsibility to take care of your body. Are you postponing joining a gym or investing in yourself on the account of your children’s college funds, your husbands career… whatever your excuses or reasoning is, remember when there is an emergency in a airplane, you are always required to put the oxygen mask on yourself first, before anyone else. Similarly, your health should be your priority
5. Waiting for tomorrow
We know that often, “later” becomes “never.” To stop procrastinating, get in the habit of looking for and doing the easiest first step you can find. Often just starting will develop your motivation.
6. Indulging one’s laziness.
I have little to say about this bad habit, except that I don’t know anyone who has suffered greatly from forcing themselves to get up and do something. Do something easy first, and if low energy is part of the problem, start learning a few techniques for boosting it, like starting on the Body Design Formula prescription strength training system that will enable to regain 20% to 50% stronger in 20 minutes and make you look and feel 15 years younger.
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