Start with the Bad Habits. 6 Tips to dropping dead weight.

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“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” ―Sean Covey

Why? This is a question I had to ask myself. After years of discipline and grit, chasing success with very little progress enough was enough. I would take 3 steps forward, and then, boom, I'm knocked back 2 pegs, I can’t wake up on time, I’m back to my old self, and I’m back to square one.

It's really easy for us to look for the fixes.

My go-to for fixing situations was searching for “solutions”. That, usually consisted of not actually addressing the problems but rather it just filled my day with more Chaos.

Instead of cleaning up the rooms in my home, I would try to build additional rooms, overextending what I already had until catastrophe.

I don't know if this sounds familiar, but a problem a lot of us have is exactly this. We don't want to look inside our own house for the solutions to our own problems, It hurts actually, to admit to yourself that the way you have been doing things may be wrong or no longer suit you.

We need to come to grips that in order to have change, we need to make changes. This is not addition, as many of us gravitate towards, but subtraction. What things can we eliminate from our lives that arent suiting us? What things are robbing us of our right to be great?

1. Know your Schedule.

Having a schedule is extremely important for eliminating the bad habits that seem to be riddled throughout it. If you don’t tell your brain what it is suppose to do, it will make that decision for you.

2. List out your bad habits.

3. Ask yourself, Why am I doing this?

  • Is this making me happy?
  • Am I avoiding something right now?
  • What was I doing prior to this?
  • What do I have to do after?
  • If I do this for the rest of my life, will it make me a better or happier person?
  • Does this affect anyone else?
  • Does This Align With My Values?

Give your habits the acknowledgement, know what they are, and really try to understand the reasoning behind them.

4. The Opposite of “Emulate Success”

5. Measure the Cost

If I Am Saying Yes to This, What Am I Saying No To? — Steve Jobs

What is the cost of this habit or these habits? If I stopped stress eating, what would my life look like? If I didnt look at my emails until 5pm daily, would the world keep going, would I get more accomplished… Or my personal favorite, If I did this everyday for 10yrs, what would the effects be?

Understand the possible pain or loss of the future… We all have so much capability, I don't want a bad habit being the reason why I cant send my kids to college or I don't reach my potential level of excellence.

6. Be good to yourself

Anyways, don’t beat yourself up over nonsense, these are your own standards, no one else really cares. We are running a marathon, its ok to take a water break.

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