Monday, November 10, 2008

What is a Positive Habit? ~ Part 2

A positive habit is simply a habit that produces positive benefits, actions and attitudes you want to acquire and make a part of your life. Why is there such great power in positive habits to effect change? Because habits, by their very nature, are automatic. After a period of time they can become permanent.

How To Create Positive Change in Your Own Life

So how do we go about adding new positive habits to our life?

It’s really quite easy. You simply begin repeating an action, attitude or thought process every day for at least 21 days. Research has shown that an action that is repeated for a minimum of 21 days is likely to become a permanent habit. Remember that positive habits have positive benefits and you will reap those benefits for as long as you maintain that habit. So now that we know what positive habits are, and how to acquire them, here are some simple positive habits that will help you reach your goals and have a healthier body.

Positive Habit Example 1 - Make it a habit to set goals

What better habit could you have then the habit of setting goals? Did you know that the most successful people all share the common positive habit of goal setting? A study was done to determine the importance of goal setting. College students who had gone on to achieve great success in business were asked to list their habits. The students who had made a habit of setting goals were in the top 3% of earnings in the population! It is almost impossible to overestimate the value of goal-setting as a positive habit. Goal setting is simple, yet 97% of the population never do it. By making goal setting a positive habit, you can start placing yourself in the top 3% of the population of successful people.

Here are some simple steps to help you start making goal setting a positive habit:

Step 1 - Define your goals, write them down, and be very specific; capture your goals on paper. It is amazing how many people never take the time to write down exactly what it is they want in life. Remember, you can’t hit a target if you don’t have one.

Step 2 - Determine what the time line is for reaching your goals; set specific deadlines for each goal.

Step 3 - Identify any obstacles that may stand in your way, list them, and state how you plan to overcome them.

Step 4 - Make a list of the people and/or organizations who will help you reach your goals.

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Positive Habit Example 2 - Having a Healthy, Trim Body and Lower Cholesterol


Kevin Touhey said...

i think when it comes to setting goals, we must be flexible and willing to adjust them periodically. if not the failure to reach them can lead to more stress

AC Associates said...

Hello Kevin,
Thank you for visiting. Yes, I agree with you. One needs to be flexible when setting goals also, but you could also see failure as a positive. I mean...learning from failure can make one succeed as long as you don't give up.Taking small steps and setting realistic goals, being flexible and learning from mistakes and/or failures is a great recipe for anyone.