Don’t Let Anyone else Define Who You Are ~ Les Brown

It is no secret that most persons have the desire to start something great in their lives.  But the problem with most persons, is that the knowhow to sustain an action that will get them to where they want to go, remains a secret.  And so, with the passing of time their goals, dreams or aspirations dwindle into oblivion.

I want you to think of an occasion in your life when you made a decision to make some change.  This can be anything.  Try to recall the oath you made with yourself.  Maybe it was an exercise programme you wanted to implement.  You bought your sports clothing; matching shoes to go with it.  You made a schedule, and even started.

The first day of your exercise programme was great, and then the second too.  Then the rain fell.  It is wet outside, you shouldn’t go out today, maybe tomorrow.  A thought running through your mind.  You acted on it.  Then tomorrow came and you remembered that this was a rest day, so you can’t go out today, no, you shouldn’t, that will be cheating.  Remember the plan, the plan has a rest day built in, you already got thrown off with the rain this week.  Another thought entering your mind.

Before you know it, exercised days become swamped with other activities but exercise.  The gym equipment you purchased at home, now becomes a hanger for cloths.  In this case, the plan to live a healthier life style, got side tracked.  A habit of consistent discipline for exercise was not developed.

Listen to this motivational piece.  I benefited from it and think that you will also:

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CHANGE HABITS: Breaking Bad Behaviours by Owen Fitzpatrick

Habits are our automatic patterns of behaviour. In this video, Owen Fitzpatrick explains how you can take just three steps towards breaking bad habits and building better habits. Many people want to stop smoking or lose weight. Others want to change how they think and become happier. Many want to change the habits of their organisation to improve how successful it becomes. Habits aren’t just external behaviours. They can be internal ones also. For example, The Happiness Habit by Brian Colbert of the Irish Institute of NLP is a great guide on teaching people how to build a habit of feeling happier and more fulfilled.