Formation of Habits

Our habits create our actions, and our actions create results. If we want to have better results, we have to change our habits.

Changing habits is not an easy thing to do, but it is doable. It takes discipline, commitment, and a willingness to be uncomfortable.

All those things have to be normalized for us to shift a habit to make a better behavior.

For example, let’s say that you haven’t been exercising, and you need to get in some more aerobic exercise time. At the same time, you’re thinking, that mattress feels so good in the morning, and it’s so convenient to wait for your alarm to go off.

What if you decided, instead of staying in bed, that you will become an early morning runner before you go to work?

If you were to do that, there are lots of obstacles that get in the way.

You might say… “I can’t find my shoes.” “I don’t know where my socks are.” “I don’t know where my gym clothes are.”

I have many reasons I can think of why I wouldn’t be going out there and running.

What can you do to get those obstacles out of the way?

You could put your running shoes right by the bed or set your clothes out the night before in a lit area, so you don’t wake up your significant other

When you’re creating a new habit, always look to see the obstacles you can assume will get in the way and build systems around those obstacles, so they don’t keep you from creating the new habits.

You’ll create even better results.

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