I once heard a quote that stuck with me ever since:
“If I must be a slave to habit, let me be a slave to my good habits.”
It was Og Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman in the World.
Every once in a while Quite often I realize how automatic my days have become and I’m reminded of the power of my habits (you forget too right? Or is it just me?). Some of these are good, others are not so good. These habits, or “ways” (me yesterday: “I just have this way of slamming the snooze button every morning Mom…” or “Jody I have this way of buying one new pair of shoes a week…I can’t help it.”) are the building blocks of our performance and achievement. It’s easy to forget that just one small change can make a huge difference, and that success isn’t so hard to obtain if our routines are filled with the right habits.
This issue of Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog covers Habit building and breaking in depth, the kind of read that’s always a good reminder any kind of slavery sucks, but if there has to be a master, let it be YOU in control of your habits, and not the other way around.
What do you do when it’s time to change your “ways”?