One of my favorite quotes regarding habits comes from Keith Cunningham, a close friend of Robert Kiyosaki. He said, “If you do not consciously make good habits, you will unconsciously make bad ones.”
Habits don’t just happen, we create them, over time by continually doing the same thing.
There are all types of habits; health habits, food habits, sleeping habits, and exercise habits, just to name a few.
More often than not habits are created without us noticing them.
One day we just wake up and notice that something has become a habit.
Why are habits relevant to success? Because I have found that one of the differences between successful and unsuccessful people is that they have very different habits.
Successful people set up various disciplines and carve out time of their schedule to focus on what they know is necessary to achieve their goals.
They don’t need to find time to do what they have to because it’s already there.
Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, always seem to be too busy to do what they know they should, and often times, need to do.
And if you successfully learned a language then you have the ability to master your finances, become a magician or create a website.
You simply have to rewire your habits.
The time you spent studying a language can be used to focus on any area of your life and following a similar procedure of study and effort, success is likely to follow.
Often times, one success begets another.
So, for anyone who wants to master a new area in their life I suggest you try mastering three simple habits.
Each takes no more than 5 minutes a day so you won’t have trouble squeezing them in.
- Flossing (at night)
- Thinking (2 minutes of quiet time)
- Breathing exercises (inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 16, exhale for 8)
What are the benefits of doing these three simple exercises?
Well, obviously, good teeth for one.
The other two, just to see if you can do them.
The point is to see if you can create the habit, or more appropriately, the discipline.
The challenge is to do them all, every day, for 3 months.
You might be surprised how hard it really is to do them every day.
I slipped up more than a few times before mastering them myself.
If you skip a day, then you’re back to day 1.
Can you do it? Sure, we all CAN.
Will you? That’s an entirely different question.