Stay focused on
your inspiring vision of a better self.
List the downsides
of not adopting a new habit.
List key benefits
of acquiring a new habit and visualize yourself
enjoying these new benefits.
All habits are operated by the subconscious
mind. By daily practice, you can imprint the
right programming into the subconscious within a
matter of weeks and make your actions effortless
a new habit daily for at least three weeks to
make it nearly automatic and easy to maintain.
Consistency and high frequency is critical if
you want to make a new habit stick fast.
Start small and
simple. A too complex task may demotivate you.
You can create a new habit with a small amount
of initial discipline. For instance, if you wish
to exercise for an hour a day, start with doing
so for ten minutes and build on that.
Look for and use
every opportunity to
new habit as much as possible to make it
automatic. If you can make it through the
initial resistance-to-change phase, your new
habit becomes much easier to sustain and run on
Make it difficult
for old habits to tempt you, especially in the
first three weeks. Replace bad temptations in
your mind and environment with the desired ones.
Learn forwards from setbacks. Try your best, but
don’t expect all your attempts to change your
old deep-rooted habits to be successful
immediately. Your ultimate success largely
depends on how you think about failure. Be a
successful learner – learn from failures and
setbacks. Just as you develop habits in your
behavior, you also develop habits in your
thoughts. If you treat every situation as a
learning opportunity, you will continually move
Develop a strong
passion for your new habit