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Habits...Fear...Chan
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Quick little something for you sparkies...

Habit - it takes 21 days of doing something regularly for it to become habitual
Fear - it is what you let yourself do when you DECIDE that something is scary
Change - it is what happens when things become different

Now put that all together.

Habits fear change. Yes I just came up with this and it totally just wowed me so I had to get it down on paper...err...you know what I mean.

So let's see here...for example

If I have a habit of being lazy on weekends...then you guessed it. I am scared of changing that because it is my normal. So that means in order to change it I have to change my normal to be what I want it to be.

If you want your habits to change you have to not be scared to change them. You have to be willing to push your boundaries and change your normal routine to be the routine you want it to be. The best routine you can possibly do to make yourself the best possible you.

I have habits that need to change, that need to go away completely and be forgotten about altogether. They need NOT return...EVER. I will NOT fear this change. I will accept it as my new normal and push forward...even when it is uncomfortable and new. I mean think about it...everything was new once...and you were uncomfortable then before it becamse your normal.

It isn't that hard to change your normal. Regardless of what you think, it is not. You make up your mind to change it, and put it into action. No more talk, just action. DO IT. Your normal is what you want it to be, what you make it, what you decide it should be. So if you decide your normal is complaining and no action or If you decide your normal is planning, eating healthy, and working out...then you know what result you will get either way...don't act like you don't.

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DUKELETO 8/16/2011 11:34PM

    Awesome blog!

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RUSSELLORAMA 8/10/2011 11:29PM

    Love this!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 8/10/2011 1:54PM

    No truer words were spoken. GOYAAM!

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_MSAPRIL17_ 8/10/2011 1:51PM

    um, have you been reading my mind????

I love this!!

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SASSAGAIN 8/10/2011 1:49PM

    "Your normal is what you want it to be, what you make it, what you decide it should be."

True dat.

Thanks for the reminder!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 8/10/2011 1:42PM

    I see some change and healthy habits forming in your near future (how about 21 days from now).

Great message, I need to re-evaluate some of the things I'm afraid of...

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 8/10/2011 7:51AM

  That's how I got into flossing. Seriously. I said to myself "Self, you only have to do this for 21 days, then you won't notice it as much", so I did, and now it's automatic.

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JENIYE707 8/9/2011 9:26PM

    Love this blog.

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IMSMILEY88 8/9/2011 5:59PM

    "Habit fears change"....love it! Great insight!

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NEWJEWELS4LIFE 8/9/2011 5:51PM

    I LOVE IT!! "Habit Fears Change" that is great. I will keep that one in my head!

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JENN26POINT2 8/9/2011 4:43PM

    GREAT blog! Reminds me of a quote by Jim Rohn: "You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore".



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