Small Steps To New Habits

We last looked at how habits, whether good or bad, become strong and control our lives. You can check this post out titled How Do Habits Work?.

As we continue to attempt to break down ways to have more success in setting goals for ourselves we looked at how habits begin very simply and without much strength, easily breakable, like thread. But as time goes on and we repeatedly practice the habit it becomes stronger to the point of being extremely difficult to break.

I received this link to a short, but good article about creating lifestyle changes that are the root of changing habits and achieving goals. I am passing it on to you. Check it out! I think you will find it helpful.

In an insightful article on his blog, James Clear (author of Atomic Habits) shares five reasons why habits don’t always stick:

1. Trying to Change Everything at Once

2. Starting With a Habit That is Too Big

3. Seeking a Result, Not a Ritual

4. Not Changing Your Environment

5. Assuming Small Changes Don’t Add Up

James Clear writes, “New goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is not an outcome, it is a process. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better rituals, not chasing better results.”

Small steps can result in big results. Pursue Great!, In all you do.

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