Your habits play a vital role in shaping up your life and bringing desired outcomes. Whatever and wherever you are today, it’s the sum of your habits. The law of karma says your actions alone are responsible for what you will be tomorrow, which means the habits you practice today will determine how your tomorrow will be.
Developing good habits requires a reality check in your present life. What substantial things have you done in your life so far? Have you ever used your willpower to face challenges or to increase your inner strength? If you want a better future, you always have a choice – get hard on yourself so life becomes easier, or get easy on yourself resulting in life getting harder. Thus, your success and happiness are the direct result of the culmination of all your habits.
As a matter of fact, seemingly small habits repeated on a daily basis over a long period of time, can bring extraordinary outcomes. If you choose good habits, at first they won’t seem like they are helping you accomplish much, but they do just be patient. As the saying goes, “small hinges open big doors”.
In his 2012 bestselling book, “The Power of Habit”, Pulitzer-prize winning author Charles Duhigg explains why habits exist and how potentially they can transform one’s life. The book digs deeper regarding the psychology of habits. Duhigg goes on to explain habits work in 3-step loops: cue, routine, reward. The cue is what triggers you to do the habit; the routine is the behavior you then automatically engage in; lastly, you will receive a reward for completing the routine. Therefore, the argument is certain keystone habits can earn billions, change communities and create difference between success and failure, and life and death.
Here are seven powerful habits that can transform your life.