Some people have bad habits they can't easily break. Bad habits are things that could hinder your advancement and self-growth.

Do you want to break free of your bad habit?

A short verse

Sow an act, reap a habit;
Sow a habit, reap a character;
Sow a character, reap a destiny.

Do you want to live fully and effectively without unnecessary baggage?

Then read the tips below to get rid of any bad habits that could help

1. Decide to quit, and make it firm. The decision should come from you - from deep within you. It should not be because somebody told you so.

It should be because you wanted it to happen.

2. Make a plan and stick to it.

You won't break a habit just by your convictions alone.

Something has to be done

Devise a plan as to how you intend to break your habit.

3. Take away all the physical things that could remind you of your habit.

This could be your favourite ashtray or your favourite wine glass.

No matter what it is and no matter how precious it may seem, if it reminds you of your bad habit, it has to go.

4. Tell those around you of your intentions and ask them to support you.

You are going to fail if the closest people in your life are not behind you in this.

Your helpers have to be fully informed that you intend to break free from your habit.

5. Get some professional help.

There are times that eliminating bad habit can be hard to achieve.

When you feel that way, consider calling up the hotline of a professional organization that can help you the most in the psychological, physical, and emotional aspects.

6. Keep focused.

Do not falter in your conviction to change.

If you encounter disappointments and defeats, you still have to push forward. Lapses are normal, but it should not be an excuse to go back to the bad habit that you have always wanted to get rid of.

Do not tolerate your bad habits. Get rid of them. If only because you promised yourself you would.

Habits have enormous power - we have talked about bad habits and what to do to move on - now let's focus on the good habits we would like to have.

Most habits are actions we carry out without even thinking about it - we move about on automatic pilot, so to change we must change our actions for it is actions that create habits.

Another short verse - this from J. Paul Getty

"The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit - and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him - and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that can help him achieve the success he desires."

Good habits help propel you along the road to success - bad ones the road to failure.

Good habits are daily activities which although easy to do are also easy no to do - be aware of your smallest actions as they all have an impact for either good or not so good.

Another short quotation from "The Common Denominator of Success" by a Mr Gray is that "Successful people make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do"

There is nothing stronger than a habit - have you a copy of my 21 Good Habits and if so do you listen to it daily? - They may seem insignificant but everything in this life counts.

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Posted by Alan Searing who is Managing Director of Online Express Limited and trades as Solutions4U providing self development books CDs & DVDs he is passionate about providing resources to help others help themselves and to improve upon their own circumstances in life.
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