HABITS – TO CHANGE
We all are born to lead successful lives, but our conditioning leads us to failure. We are born to win but are conditioned to lose. We often hear statements like he is born lucky, even if he touches dirt it turns to gold… Or he is so unlucky that even if he touches gold it changes to dirt… All this is not true… Success is doing something right in each transaction and failure is just repeating mistakes in each transaction… For success, practice is not enough,
you need perfect practice … Practice makes perma
nent whatever you do repeatedly…
Many people do good work with an expectation of credit… But for whom perfection has become a habit is the most deserving one … Cultivating habit takes time… Rome wasn’t built in a day; similarly a good habit cannot be developed in a day… It takes time… And today our topic is related to Habit, Habits for developing a good personality…
A person naturally absorbs some habits from his culture, atmosphere, surroundings, childhood, and circumstances. For an example, if you have early morning school, you automatically develop habit of early rising. If your family eats non-vegetarian food, you tend to eat it. These habits are called auto actions.
“We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our characters; we sow our characters, and we reap our destiny.”
It’s the way you face Life that makes the difference…
If an egg is broken from outside force… life ends. If an egg is broken from inside force… life begins. Great things always begin from inside. To build a strong personality we need to have good habit…
So let’s have a look at some Good Habits:
- Plan your schedule.
We need structure and routine in our lives. Our bodies expect it. They perform best when we operate on a regular schedule… We especially need to eat and sleep about the same time each day. If you are the parent of a young child, it is your job to teach this habit early. This routine stays with a person their whole life and helps them to develop good work habits. Find a schedule that works for you and stick to it!
- Eat only healthy diet.
Our brains need the right food to perform at their peak. Don’t go to school or work on an empty stomach. Students need to train themselves early to eat a balanced and healthy diet. We tend to carry the habits we learn when we are young forward with us for most of our lives. Learning to eat right now can avoid many health issues down the road.
- Learn to do exercise.
We need physical activity to stay healthy. The benefits of regular exercise are well documented. We need to find exercise routines that are fun, and match our individual tastes. Developing a good exercise routine is a habit that will increase both the quantity and quality of your life.
- Practice gratitude daily.
It is so easy to get in the bad habit of envying what others have. The grass often seems greener on the other side of the fence. It is vitally important to learn gratitude. Practice thinking about the things you have to be thankful about. We need to take a few minutes and give thanks for those things. This helps us both to train ourselves to be grateful.
- Never give up!
I remember being told in school that, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” I think this is a Vince Lombardi quote and it is certainly true. It takes preservance in life to enjoy any kind of success. I also remember hearing, “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” These sayings come back to me again and again when I feel like giving up. Perseverance is a habit. It is one that can be developed just like any other.
- Practice good hygiene.
You really can dress for success! Habits like brushing your teeth twice a day and washing your hands regularly not only contribute to health, but also lead to routines that give one a sharper appearance. First impressions are powerful and are mostly derived from the way a person looks. Like it, or not, this is true. Start today to ensure you do what it takes to leave a lasting good impression.
- Ask for what you want.
Develop the habit of asking for what you want. How else are you going to get it? It is really that simple. Often, when I ask, I am amazed at how quickly I get exactly what I wanted. Just give this one a try. If you are a parent, teach your children to ask others for what they want. This is truly a behavior you want to develop naturally. It will build confidence and self-esteem that will serve your kids forever!
Good habits developed now will last a lifetime!
( International Trainer, Motivator & Coach
Edexcel Level – 4 Btec Professional Award ( UK)
ITOL Diploma in Coaching Excellence (UK) )