Your Habit Determines How Far You Go

A habit is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. It’s something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it.

Habit, in psychology, is any regularly repeated behaviour that requires little or no thought and is learned rather than innate. A habit—which can be part of any activity, ranging from eating and sleeping to thinking and reacting—is developed through reinforcement and repetition.
According to Aristotle“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” 

Habit is formed as a result of repeated act. People who study human behavior tell us that if you continue to repeat an act for six weeks, you will form a habit. If you exercise that habit long enough, a stronghold will be established. It becomes a routine of behaviour that is regularly repeated and tends to occur subconsciously because a stronghold has been established.

Research has also shown that it takes 31 days of conscious effort to make or break a habit. That means, if one practices something consistently for 31 days, on the 32nd day it does become a habit. Information has been internalized into behavioural change, which is called transformation. -Shiv Khera

The difference between excellence and laziness in achieving success is habit.Laziness is nothing more than the  habit of resting  before you get tired-Jules Renard.

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude-Colin Powell

Success and Failure depend on your habit. So what is your habit? Do you need to change or improve on it. Remember you need just one little push. This is not the time of excuse. Just one more push is needed. According to George Washington Carver. Ninety-percent of failure comes from people who have the habit of making excuses.

Your habit determine how far you go

34 Comments on “Your Habit Determines How Far You Go”

  1. They also say that insanity is doing the same expecting different results. 🙂 Habits are absolutely important to be successful. You have to get started first before you see any change in anything. That is the hardest part for people.

  2. Someone once said that if you keep a habit, for 18 months, chances are you’ll adopt that habit forever. I’ve started working out this year and trying to make it to 18 months.

  3. I’ve heard that before that it takes about a month to establish or break a habit. The biggest requirement to getting that far is a dream of what you want and the motivation to achieve it. Most of our habits are at risk because of the lack of a dream. But once achieved, the sky is the limit.

  4. Habits really do determine how far you go. I’ve hear this before but not often enough. This article inspires me to identify those habits and change my life’s trajectory!

  5. ask the successful person and he/she has created great and positive habits. You can learn and develop habits and stop blaming circumstances. Great article.

  6. I agree; good habits totally form your life to be, making you a better peoson, allowing you to go further. A minute of time spend can give fortune is you are wise enough

  7. It’s all about habits! It’s tough to break a bad habit and it takes a lot of persistence…but it pays off

  8. It is only in the dictionary that Success comes before Work. You cannot see any progress until you put in the work and efforts. Thank you for a great insight.

  9. Very true! I also read that today, you’re the results of 5-years-ago habits, and today’s habits will shape who you become in 5 years..I thought it was an interesting perspective to keep in mind while going through our day. A sort of backwards strategy : if I want to become this person in the future, what habits do I need to develop now?

  10. This is why it’s so important to focus on consistency in eating healthy, doing things for oneself, and exercise. We need to form healthy habits that can improve our life for the long-term.

  11. Setting good habits does set you up for success. Personally, right now I am working hard to establish the daily habit of exercise. So hard to do when life happens but once it is instilled as a habit I hope it will be part of my daily life.

  12. It’s so true that habit is a big part of your success in any area of life. Your insights have reminded me of a few I need to establish.

  13. 2nd Comment:
    Your attitude will always determine your altitude. Laziness is not listed amongst the recipes for success, and you have to buckle up and keep at it until success is seen to be achieved.

  14. I’m trying to make a health changing habit, and sometimes so want to throw in the towel but its enlightening to know that if I continue for a month it will become a habit. Saving your post so whenever I want to falter, will read it to get me back on track. Thanks for sharing.

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