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Friday, January 11, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 11, Book 19

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.


January 11th - habits

It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes a difference. 

Jenny Craig

Habits are behaviors that we do unconsciously and to break bad ones we have to become conscious and aware that we are doing them and choose to replace them with good habits.  

Sadly not all people are even aware that they have bad habits.  I’ve known a few that have the bad habit of always complaining and don’t even realize they are doing it.

It’s just like magic.  When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone.

Merrill Markoe

Anything worth having is life is going to take some concentrated effort.  With the good Lord’s help, a determined attitude and an awareness that a bad habit needs to be broken, we can break bad habits and replace them with good ones.  It takes dedication, discipline and a deep desire to change.

Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.  Make motivation a habit and you get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.

Zig Ziglar

I’m definitely not perfect and do have some bad habits, but am thankful for the good habits that I have and do without really thinking about them.  I get up every morning giving thanks for another day.  Every morning I take time to read the scriptures and say a prayer for my loved ones.  

Every day, I look for the good in life. I take time to look for the things that make me appreciate my life and what I have and count my blessings.  There is always something to be thankful for.

Every day I keep in touch with my family and friends in an effort to let them know just how much the mean to me.  Every day I say I love you to those that matter most in my life.  

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

Frances Bacon

A new year is the perfect time to break bad habits and to make good ones that will improve your life.  Everything we do in life is the result of our habits. the good ones bring peace and power in our lives, while the bad ones steal our joy and prevent success. 

Things start as hopes and end up as habits.

Lillian Hellman

Good habits make life easier.  When we don’t have to spend time figuring out what we want to do and just automatically do them out of habit, we save a lot of time. How we operate daily reflects the habits we have. The more good habits we have, the better our life will be.

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

John Dryden


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How we spend our days is how we live our life.

Mevely317 said...

So many truths here!
I especially enjoyed Ms. Hellman's quote! When I made up my mind to quit my 41+ -year smoking habit, I didn't really believe deep down I could do it. It was merely (high) hopes that turned my bad habit into a good one.

jack69 said...

Ah yes, that last graphic says a lot about life. True some folk wish or dream their life away, It is much better to SEE it HAPPEN.
Sherry & jack (I slept late, she has already been here, and leaves the commenting tome. LOL)

betty said...

I read somewhere where it takes 21 days to establish a habit, so I'm thinking not doing a bad habit for 21 days would be good to start breaking oneself of it. I had a lot of bad habits regarding my health last year that I wanted to break and with determination did. Still got some things to work on, but it is worthy to note that it is possible to break bad habits and to form good habits in their place if one is willing to do the work.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

I suppose the best way to make positive changes in our lives is to conscientiously develop good habits. "Accen-tu-ate the positive; e-lim-in-ate the negative..."

Happy New Year, dear lady!

Rick Watson said...

I love that Aristotle quote.