Good habits get you closer to accomplishing your goals. Bad habits drive you further away from your goals.
Examples of Good Habits
Some examples of good habits are:
- Eating healthy foods
- Practicing art (Playing a musical instrument, painting, sculpting and so on)
- Working on your business
- Reading books
- Writing a journal
- Spending less money than you make
- Approaching girls
- Waking up early
- Positive thinking
Examples of Bad Habits
Some examples of bad habits are:
- Watching TV
- Playing video games
- Killing time on social media
- Drinking – smoking – drugs
- Overspending, getting into debt
- Eating junk food
- Watching porn
Why Do People Have Bad Habits?
Humans are prone to take the path of least resistance. Instant gratification looks more alluring than delayed gratification. For example, if you are bored you may watch TV, kill time on social media, play video games or drink alcohol.
Corporations exploit the human weakness of instant gratification.
Why Is It Hard to Form Good Habits?
Acquiring good habits requires discipline and the ability to delay gratification. At the age of instant gratification, discipline and delayed gratification go neglected.
Bad habits rewire your brain’s reward mechanism in the favor of instant gratification. If you have bad habits, it becomes harder to see the benefits of discipline and delayed gratification.
Why the Habits of the Highly Successful People Look So Out of Reach?
Throughout the history, people have always been curious what makes highly successful people achieve so much.
The habits of the highly successful people are no secret. They are studied extensively by many researchers. You read them in the books and all over the internet.
The problem is, when you see such a list of habits, it looks not only overwhelming but also boring. Successful people seem like superhumans who live a boring life, so you may think it’s best to not be successful at all.
The good news is, you don’t need to acquire all their habits at once. In this post, I will show you how just one good habit triggers another. Then, another and so on. Like a chain reaction.
How One Good Habit Begets Another
As there are human weaknesses that corporations exploit, there are human strengths you can exploit too.
When humans taste success, they want more.
The trick is, picking up a goal, starting with a habit and practicing it until it sticks.
Here are some examples of how it works:
John wants to lose weight. He starts counting his calories to restrict his eating and he starts to lose weight. Once he sees he is on the way to getting in shape, he is excited. He takes up lifting weights to accelerate the process. After he gets muscular and lean, his confidence soars and he begins to approach girls. When he begins to get girls, he no longer needs to jerk off to porn, so he quits watching porn. After a while, he is bored of the girls in his town. He decides to build a location independent business and move to counties or cities with better girls…
It all started with losing weight but now John is a location independent successful businessman who is in great shape and has a harem of beautiful women.
James is fed up with his job and decides to start a business. He needs to work. He notices that he works better in the mornings. In order to wake up early, he quits drinking. He finds out that when he doesn’t drink and wakes up early, he has the energy to work out. He joins a gym and starts to lift weights in the afternoon. He starts to watch what he eats because he wants to build muscle. Finally, he gets in great shape, his business makes a lot of money and he affords to dress sharp.
It all started with getting up early to start a business, but now James not only has a lucrative business but also he doesn’t drink anymore, is in great shape and dresses sharp.
Pick up a goal and start with only one habit to execute every day until it sticks.
Just one good habit can translate to another good habit and, like a chain reaction, you will have multiple good habits working in your favor every day getting you closer and closer to your goals.
Starting with just one good habit, you may eventually become one of those highly successful people.