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7 Ways To Develop A Habit in 21 days

As the end of 2017 is quickly approaching, what habits did you form this year that will carry you over into 2018? Are these habits you are proud of? Did these routine behaviors, thought patterns or ways of going about your day to day activities yield much success, little success or no success at all?





Routine and rhythm go hand in hand when trying to change bad habits or form new ones. When we are entirely syncopated with mind and spirit, then body and soul will also fall into rhythm, making it easier to function in a more balanced state of being.

It takes 21 days for a habit to be formed, whether that habit is good or bad, in 7 to 21 days that habit is solid. On this 21st day, start a new habit that will profit your destiny and purpose on this earth.

Over the years, a simple, powerful, proven methodology has been determined for new habit development.

It is very much like a recipe for preparing a dish in the kitchen. You can use it to develop any habit that you desire.

Over time, you will find it easier and easier to develop the habits that you want to incorporate into your personality.

Image by Coach Justin James.

Here are 7 of those proven methodology by Brian Tracy:

1) Make A Decision

First, make a decision. Decide clearly that you are going to begin acting in a specific way 100% of the time, whenever that behavior is required. For example, if you decide to arise early and exercise each morning, set your clock for a specific time, and when the alarm goes off, immediately get up, put on your exercise clothes and begin your exercise session.

2) Never Allow An Exception To Your New Habit

Second, never allow an exception to your new habit pattern during the formative stages. Don’t make excuses or rationalizations. Don’t let yourself off the hook. If you resolve to get up at 6:00 AM each morning, discipline yourself to get up at 6:00 AM, every single morning until this becomes automatic.

3) Tell Others You Are Practicing A New Behavior

Third, tell others that you are going to begin practicing a particular behavior. It is amazing how much more disciplined and determined you will become when you know that others are watching you to see if you have the willpower to follow through on your resolution.

4) Visualize Your New Habit

Fourth, visualize yourself performing or behaving in a particular way in a particular situation. The more often you visualize and imagine yourself acting as if you already had the new habit, the more rapidly this new behavior will be accepted by your subconscious mind and become automatic.