Habits - A Bad Master


   It is really very difficult to break our habits and adapt to changes. Each one of us is not capable enough to break the shackles of old habits and form fruitful new habits. In trying to break a habit we are tempted many times to give up and most of the times we give up. According to research and many of the psychologists - it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. Still most of us give up while we are in the process of creating a positive life change as we are in pain due to the stress that follows in repairing our old habits. In the initial phase every one is in great enthusiasm to do everything that it takes but gradually the enthusiasm with which one began the journey subsides. Forming new habits is like wearing new shoes which feel uncomfortable in the initial phase. Once your feet get used to the new pair they become like a second skin.
   According to the timeless words of Publilius Syrus, "Powerful indeed is the empire of habits." Yes, habits are very powerful because we are slaves of our habits. But if one tries and gets past with the first 21 days, it will be easy to stay on the path of forming / breaking a habit. Introspect your behavior and your personal habits and be firm in your determination to do what is required for the greater benefit of your life. Virginia Woolf wrote - "the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame." Keeping this in mind ensure that your habits help you to move forward rather than holding you back and clinging to them. Whatever is the path taken be aware that it has the power to make or break your life. Stop being a slave to your habits that make you lethargic, negative or hamper your success to a beautiful and positive life. Be firm, strong and dedicated to your goal of changing the old habit / forming a new habit.

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