Bad habits are a form of addiction. So are good habits. When the anatomic system takes over, the default is the path of least resistance.
Table of Contents
- Audio Article – Addictive Behaviors
- Choose Addictive Behaviors
- The Good News About Habits
- Positively Addicting
Our job is to intervene and elevate through the inculcation of positive new habits. Choose addictive behaviors that serve you rather than destroy you. These are the daily goals that become the habits that will lead you to achieving your dreams.
Audio Article – Addictive Behaviors:
Bad habits are a form of addiction. So are good habits. Choose.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com
Choose Addictive Behaviors
We all have them—both good and bad habits—but if you want to achieve your dreams, you need to put your habits to work for you, not against you. It takes momentum to create new habits. You’ve likely spent years repeating certain negative, or non-productive habits. That’s what we creatures do.
What sets you apart is the determination to transform the negatives to positives. To replace bad habits with good ones until the good habits crowd out the clamoring of lesser ones.
Make a beeline to better.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com
The Good News About Habits
The good news is that good habits are also addictive — they’re positively addicting. If you choose a goal of regular exercise, that goal, done repeatedly, becomes a habit that you do without a second thought, and one which you miss if you can’t do it.
A writer who sets the goal to write daily will see that goal become a habit that requires no effort or motivation or muse to engage. That goal becomes the habit of daily writing. The resistance to it, the challenges in doing it, the exhausting deliberations about doing it are all removed. The friction of resistance disappears when your goals, done repeatedly, become habits.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
~Stephen Covey, American educator, author, businessman, 1932-2012
Ask a runner or someone who exercises regularly what happens to them if they don’t work out. Most will say that their mood and state of mind suffers. Some will say they actually go through withdrawal symptoms like bad moods, anxiety or even depression. Fitness fanatics are addicted to the positive habit of exercise. Most did not start there. Most addictions accrue over time. Both the good ones and the bad ones.
“We become what we repeatedly do.”
~Sean Covey, American business executive, author, speaker, and innovator
The Day is the Way
That is the core of what iCreateDaily is all about. Daily incremental steps. Repeated. Remember your core. That’s who you’re doing it for. Because that…. that is who you really are.
All the other “stuff”, in the end, is inconsequential. But fulfilling your dreams… one goal at a time? That is what matters.
I rally my belief in a better world… a better self… a finished creation, and with delight in mind I step firmly on this path to better.
LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com
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