Health, Success & Great Relationships pt.1: The Fundamental Life-Skill that Makes Them ALL Possible…
“We are what we frequently do. Excellence then, is not a gift, but a habit…” ~ Aristotle
Conscious willpower and direction over your own habits is a powerful skill, because if you can create your habits from the inside-out, you can learn to create ANY RESULT YOU WANT…better relationships, more success with your personal goals, a healthier, more lively physical body or just about anything else.
It’s simple: first you learn “the habits of highly successful people,” then you incorporate them into your own life.
However, most people mess this formula up because they focus strictly on physical habits and forget about the mental ones….they try to replicate someone else’s behavior without understanding that person’s mindset FIRST.
———— The Basic Principle ————
Your mental habits take primacy over your physical habits (as in, they govern them and create them; you need to get your mind right first IN ORDER to get the behaviors you want), but they’re established in the same way work on the same basic principle: repetition
“If you’re in the habit of thinking limiting and discouraging thoughts, then you have to get into the habit of thinking supportive and EN-couraging thoughts, and you gain this habit the same way you gain any other: repetition. For instance:
- At the start of a new year, when you write down the date, you accidentally write down last year’s number because of repetition,
- When you check your email online, you type out your username and password without even thinking about it because of repetition, and
- When you stop using an alarm clock in the morning, you’re behind usually gets up at the same time anyway because of repetition…
So to be positive, motivated and proactive in your life, you have to condition yourself, through repetition, to automatically think thoughts conducive to positivity, motivation and effectiveness. To free yourself of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem, you have to condition yourself, through repetition, to automatically think thoughts conducive to faith, happiness and high self-esteem. So on and so forth…”
I then go further in-depth about affirmations and other techniques, but what I need you to keep in mind here is that WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU THINK ARE HABITUAL TENDENCIES; nothing more…
Your thoughts and actions (even the most jacked-up ones) are not predetermined by or fundamental to who you are as a human being: you have the power to change yourself and your circumstances, but you can’t take hold of that power until you view yourself and your mind as a malleable instrument that YOU control.
More tomorrow… for details on how this “mental-habit” strategy works, and a dope set of simple tools that I use to virtually automate the process, see the post How to Relax Your Way to Greater Achievement (& Donate to DoTheKnowledge.com @ the Same Time…).
>> How to Relax Your Way Towards Greater Accomplishment (& Donate to DoTheKnowledge.com @ the Same Time)
>> 4 Easy Steps Towards Greater Self-Confidence
>> 2 Quick Meditations to Improve Your Self-Image & Self-Esteem
>> Kick with everyone else on the facebook fanpage…
>> Health, Success & Great Relationships pt.2: The #1 Thing MURDERING Your Chances @ Any (& ALL) of These…