Dump Those Negative Habits Now!
Think about it. You know and are known to many by what you
repeatedly do. How many times have you referred to someone as
the smoker, the excessive talker, the liar, the nail biter, the
spoilsport, the devil's advocate, the screamer or many even the
drunk? Could the same types of things be said of you? It is
important to recognize that you need to dump those negative
All of these are bad habits that become a part of the person
that people remember, identify with, and may be offended. These
are not all the bad habits that exist, but they are some of the
ones that tend to isolate individuals and often lead to
frustration and hinder their growth and development. They all
have a negative impact on the person holding them and on those
in their presence.
You many take the position that your negative habits are
nobody's business, but they are unless you plan to live in
isolation. Bad habits are a problem in personal and business
relationships. Negative and bad behavior is often at the root of
interpersonal relationships in families and on the job. Unless
you want to live you life with the ever-increasing number of
people who will refuse to put up with your habits, you need to
dump your negative behaviors (whatever they are) now.
Whether you know it or not and whether you admit it or not,
negative habits hold you back. Negative behaviors hinder or
prevent success. You must break those negative habits and you
must do it now!
Here's how you can start breaking your bad habits today. You can
follow these three preliminary steps: 1. Become aware of your
bad habits. Bring them into your consciousness before by
noticing the things you do and say and by gauging people's
response to what you do or say. It also helps to ask an honest
friend to help you catch yourself when you exercise your
negative behavior. 2. Examine the motivation for your negative
actions. Is it to cover up fear or lack of self-esteem? Or
perhaps it is to escape or numb some pain within you? 3. Examine
the consequences of your bad habits. What you losing by being
loud and overly sensitive, for example. What are you losing by
having to run outside at every break time to pug on a cigarette?
Just how inconvenient is it to hide your binge eating? How is
your drinking impacting every area of your life? Now that I've
gathered the facts, it's time to unleash the power of choice and
decide to act. Pin it down. Decide what you will work on first?
Find out what steps are involved and what you need to get
started. Once you have identified the habits you want to change
and how to go about it you are ready to begin your
transformation. What I need to do now is form new habits.
Replace negative ones with good ones. You develop good habits in
the same manner that you've already developed bad ones mainly,
by repetition. Every time you catch yourself about to repeat the
bad habit or behavior stop, and do something else, or walk away
from the setting or situation where the negative behavior
usually takes over. You have to take and maintain control of the
habit! Stop holding on to negative habits that are doing you no
good and may be keeping you from the success you deserve. Let
them go now! It may not happen overnight. You must work at it
every day. You can do it. Just give yourself time. Your goal,
your aim, your powerful secret of success is to develop the
habits that will bring the results you desire to reach. If you
do this success is assured.