Brian Tracy, Brian. Tracy Dot Com discussed on Optimal Living Daily
Seven steps to developing a new habit by Brian. . Tracy. . Brian Tracy. Dot . Com. . How long does it take to develop a new habit? ? Does period can be any length from a single second to several years? ? The speed of new habit pattern development is largely determined by the intensity of the emotion that accompanies the decision to begin acting in a particular way. . Many people think talk about and resolve to lose weight and become physically fit. . This may go on for years. . Then one day the doctor says that if you don't get your way down, , improve your physical condition, , you're in danger of dying at an early age. . Suddenly. . The thought of dying can be so intense or frightening that the individual immediately changes. . His Diet begins exercising stop smoking and becomes a healthy and fit person psychologists refer to this as a significant emotional experience any experience of intense or pain combined with the behavior king create habitual behavior pattern. . They may endure for the rest of a person's life, , for example, , putting your hand on a hot stove or touching a live electrical wire Mogi, , van intense, , and immediate pain or shock. . The experience may only take split-second over the rest of your life. . You will have developed the habit of not putting your hand on hot stove or touching live electrical wires. . The habit live been formed instantly and endure permanently. . How long does it take to form a habit? ? According to the experts, , it takes about twenty one days to break or form a habit pattern of medium complexity habits which are more complex difficult to incorporate with your lifestyle may take longer. . Twenty one days to break habit or make a habit. . Three weeks may not sound like a very long time, , but you can create powerful habits within twenty one days. . By this, , we mean simple habits such as getting up earlier to specific our exercising each morning before you start out listening to podcasts in your car going to bed at a certain hour being punctual for appointments planning every day in advance starting with your most important tasks, , each day or completing tasks. Before . you start something else these are habits of medium complexity that can be quite easily developed in fourteen twenty one days through practice and repetition. . How to develop a habit Over the years a simple powerful proven methodology has been determined for new habit development is very much like a recipe for preparing addition the kitchen, , you can use it to develop any habit that you desire over time you'll find it easier and easier to develop habits that you want to incorporate into your personality. . Number one make a decision. . I make a decision decide clearly that you are going to begin acting in a specific way one, hundred , percent of the time whenever that behavior is required. . For example, , if you decide to rise early and exercise each morning, , say your clock for a specific time and when the alarm goes off, , immediately get up, , put on your exercise clothes and begin your exercise session. . Number to never allow an exception to your new habit. . Second never allow an exception to your new habit pattern during the formative stages. . Don't make excuses or rationalizations don't let yourself off the hook if resolved to get up at six, , am each morning discipline yourself to get up at six. . Am every single morning until just becomes automatic. . Number three tell others your practicing a new behavior. . Third, , tell others that you're going to begin practicing a particular behavior. . It is amazing how much more disciplined and determine you will become when you know that others are watching you to see if you have the willpower to follow through on your resolution. . Number four visualize your new habit. . Fourth, , visualize yourself performing or behaving in a particular way in a particular situation the more often you visualize and imagine yourself acting as if you already had the new habit, , the more rapidly this new behavior will be accepted by your subconscious mind and become automatic. . Number five creed an affirmation. . Fifth Creed and affirmation that you repeat over and over to yourself this repetition dramatically increases the speed at which you developed new habit. . For example, , you can say something like I get up and get going immediately at six. . AM each morning repeat these words to lasting before you fall asleep. . In most cases, , you will automatically wake up minutes before the alarm clock goes off and soon you'll need no alarm clock at all. . Number six resolved to persist. . Sixth resolved to persist in new behavior until it is so automatic and easy. . The actually feel uncomfortable when you do not do what you have decided to do. . A number seven reward yourself. . Seven than most important. . Give yourself a reward of some kind for practicing in the new behavior each time you reward yourself, , you reaffirm and reinforce the behavior. . Soon, , he began to associate at an unconscious level the pleasure of the reward with the behavior you set up your own force field of positive consequences that you unconsciously look forward to as a result of engaging the behavior or habit that you have decided upon. .