Do you ever feel like your life is just like large waves in the ocean? No matter how hard you try, things just keep coming one after the other and life is crashing down on you? Maybe that is due to your habits.
We all have them; we do not give them a second thought. We just go about our day repeatedly doing things that seem out of our control.
The good habits like brushing our teeth or exercising. The bad habits like eating before bed or feeling you need dessert after an evening meal.
And then there are the ugly habits like walking past the chocolate bars on the way to the checkout and your hand naturally goes up and woink, the chocolate bar gets scooped up quicker then you realize and ends up in the basket. There are of course other ugly habits but I will let you decide for yourself what those are.
How to stop the bad habits
So how do we stop those annoying bad habits? New Year’s resolutions do not work. For every one person that sticks to a resolution there are hundreds more that do not. We need to get at the root of the problem. We need to change these habits at the very core of their existence, and where exactly is that? You guessed it; it is in the subconscious mind.
In a previous blog I wrote about an affirmation, “I can be what I will to be” and I stated how important it is that if you start to repeat this affirmation that you start with small things that you know you can control. The key is to change small things that gives both you and your subconscious success.
In Part 4 of The Master Key System, Charles Haanel emphasizes that you are better off not starting at all if you are not willing to follow it through. By stating that we are going to do something and then not completing the task, we are forming a new habit of failure. Absolute, ignominious failure!
The last thing we want to do is tell our subconscious mind that we are a failure. If you do not intend to do a thing just do not start at all. If you do start, then see it through to the bitter end. Do not let anyone or anything interfere with you completing what you set out to do.
Once you have changed a small habit (something that was easy for you to do) then and only then should you move onto something more challenging. Replace that bad habit and move onto something bigger again.
Keep doing this and once you learn to control yourself you will know that the world within controls the world without. Your entire world without (what you see and experience) will have changed.
Instead of feeling as if you are in constant turmoil, with wave after wave crashing in on you, your life will be calm with everything flowing in a positive way. Your habits are working in your favor.
Change your habits at the subconscious level and your entire life that you have dreamed of will be open to you.
If you are interested in learning how to make your new, good habits stick, click here to hop on the early notification list for the Master Key Experience course that starts in September 2023.
In the meantime, you will receive a FREE tool called the 7 Day Mental Diet which you can start using right away to become aware of your thoughts that lead to your habits.
I will see you at the top, the very top the tiptop!
Excellent perspective on habits, Suzanne! Thank you for sharing.
Suzanne, thank you for explaining so clearly about the habit building process. Yes, it’s so true that we can build up one step at a time toward good habits and it will get easier as we continue to build more and more with persistence!
Starting by progressively removing the “little bad habits” creates indeed in the subconscious mind the “good habit” of removing the “bad habits”, which will eventually help us to get rid of all of them. Thank you Suzan for your inspiring post, I love it!
You certainly know our foibles about habits, and you are a delight to read. “…woink, the chocolate bar gets scooped up quicker then you realize and ends up in the basket.” Thanks for the suggestions for how to permanently transform our lives with small habits that build on each other to create a non-wave-crashing life!