“A bad habit never goes away by itself: it’s always an ‘undo-it-yourself’ project.”
– Abigail Van Buren, founder of the “Dear Abby” column
Many researchers would say that we are our habits. All we need to do is observe the over 95% failure rate of New Year’s resolutions to see how entrenched they are. Depending on your age, you have 20, 30, 40 or more years of practice engaging in these bad habits – no wonder they seem so resistant to change.
Begin your “undo-it-yourself “project by replacing a bad habit with a good one, using the following 4 steps:
Step 1: Select a bad habit you wish to break which is keeping you from a high-priority goal.
Step 2: Identify the new habit you desire by observing individuals who’ve achieved this goal.
Step 3: List the exact behaviors they consistently engage in and copy their effort as closely as possible for at least 3 weeks
Step 4: Enlist additional social and structural support to ensure your success.
Feel free to get back to me and let me know what you were able to achieve, by replying to this email.