Sunday, I decided to QUIT . . . a Bad Habit!
Just cold turkey!
I’ve known that habit was a bad one for a long time, but I always wrote it off as a “guilty pleasure” which gave me all the excuse I needed to continue to do it.
Additional validation of my transgression was the simple fact that LOTS of other people have this same bad habit . . . and many of us “practicers” of this bad habit would even brag about doing it.
The sad truth is that this bad habit is detrimental to health and well-being, thereby the adjective “BAD” prior to the word “Habit.”
and so . . . for all these years, I (and others) have been doing harm to myself even knowing it’s bad.
For what purpose?
To be cool?
So as not to be different?
I am reminded of Thoreau’s quip: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Such power we give our bad habits.
Whether they be personal or business, we know they’re bad, yet we carry on.
Smoking, drinking, over-eating, fast food, biting fingernails, playing when we’re s’posed to be working, procrastinating, failing to return phone calls (or even answering the phone) . . . and the list goes on.
How would your life improve if you just identified ONE of your bad habits and QUIT it TODAY?
I hereby challenge you to do this.
BTW . . . It’s really no-one else’s business which bad habit you decide to quit.
This is the fun of quitting bad habits quietly . . .
Over time, things change within us and we tend to feel better about ourselves as we relish in the knowledge that we conquered that evil habit.
Suddenly people notice and comment how much happier and productive you seem to be . . . and you just smile and thank them and (in your mind) jump up in the air and click your heels.
Will you do this?
Please circle back in a few weeks and let us know how it goes.