I looked at his journal entry and it hit me like a brick to the head. Finally! The missing piece in the “how to break bad habits puzzle”.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Back up a bit with me, will you?
How are those new year’s resolutions going for you so far?
Break ’em already?
No worries. Welcome to the 92% of people who fail their new year’s resolutions.
Today we’ll fix it.
You’ll not only learn 5 little-known facts about habits to fix your own broken ones, but today you also have a chance to win THE book about habits.
Tomorrow 2015 will be over.
I remember January 1st as if it was yesterday.
The reason each year seems to fly by faster than the last is that as you age, each year represents a smaller portion of your life.
Here’s a visual example:
If you’re 1 year old, one year is your entire life. If you’re 14 years old, one year is only 7% of your life.
And so on.
That means at 42 years old, a year is only 2% of the time you’re alive, and it gets less with every year!
Seems to be true for me, and while I always ponder about the happenings of the last 12 months during those last few days of the year, I thought I’d take those ponderings public this time.
Since this is a blog about habits, why not make it a habit review?
“Ha, that’ll never work! I know a better way.”
Rick thought he was smarter than the rest. Yet again. But we’ll get to it.
Today I want to introduce you to three old college friends of mine.
Just like you and me, they struggle with bad habits.
Recently, however, all three of them successfully broke a bad habit.
Even though the habits were very similar, each of them used a very different approach to breaking their habit.
Letting go of bad habits is not a straightforward task, and the process looks different for everyone.
You and I can learn a lot from how my three friends did it, so I asked them to share their story with me.
Here’s what they told me.
Wearing the same outfit every day is genius.
For 2 reasons: more willpower to make better business decisions and, if you run a business, personal branding. Having a recognizable outfit and showing it to the world every day will make you an icon.
Today I’ll teach you how to pull it off, by creating a minimal wardrobe.
Are you as disciplined as you’d like to be?
Do you want to toughen up?
Have that twinkle in your eye that says: “Life, if you punch me in the face, you know I’ll just grit my teeth and fight back even harder.”
Oh you do? Sure, who wouldn’t.
That’s why I spent all of last week pondering how to help you do just that, and create a framework for it.
Here’s what I came up with.
You have to stop it.
You just might kill yourself doing it.
I almost did.
This was my view when it happened:
Here’s what SHOULD have been my view:
But it was too late. I felt it. The right front tire went over the white line. The car started vibrating as the tire hit the grass.
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