Bad habits can be disastrous to our business, career, health, and to our entire life. They can take our great dreams and objectives away from us. They can hinder us in our journey to success and happiness. Further, bad habits can also become the reason why the people around you may treat you as an unlikable person. We all have our own bad habits that block our ways to accomplishing our goals. And if we don’t pay attention and do something to overcome it, we might be falling to our own failure. So what’s the secret to breaking a bad habit?
The secret to break your bad habit is…
Bad habit is hard to break, and often, it can be unbreakable. It can be like an elastic stick that when you bend it, it will only return to its original form after a while. That is why the secret to breaking a bad habit is not just to try to break it, but to pulverize it. Do you have a disturbing habit? Don’t just break it for a day, but crush it everyday… until it is totally destroyed. Are you always late when reporting at the office? Then don’t just plan to sleep early tonight and wakeup early tomorrow. You should make a lifetime program to always sleep early starting tonight and wakeup early starting tomorrow. The key is to be determined in defeating your bad habit permanently, and not just temporarily.
Habits are formed in a person for number of years. It is even developed since our childhood. That is why it becomes our comfort zone, and breaking it is like breaking a big part of our life. But that is how we can really break a habit – we must break a big part of our life. We must make a big sacrifice because we are changing our lives. And to change our lives, we must start from changing our principles, values and attitudes in life. Have you practice meditation or self-reflection lately? If you haven’t, then you should.
Correct your principles in life
Take a day to evaluate your principles. Remember that principles are the roots that initiate the forming of ourselves. If you cannot break your tardiness, it might be because your principle in life is “time is not gold”, or perhaps, your principle in life is “you have all the time in the world”. If you keep those kinds of principle in you, then you will really not get rid of that bad habit.
Protect your good habits
So now you know the secret of defeating a bad habit. To defeat it, you need to defy yourself – your life that is corrupted by that habit. You need to start a new life. To start that new life, you need to start from your principles in life. Then you should correct your values and attitudes. After that, you need to pulverize your bad habit through constant practice, hard work, and persistence. This is the time that a good habit of yours will be born. Finally, when you have built a good habit, you should always practice it, maintain it, enhance it, and protect it from new emerging bad habits that can again corrupt it. Make yourself as an example of a person who have pulverized his bad habits into insignificant pieces.