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February 11, 2019

A Big List of Habits: 108 of the most Powerful

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Last updated on April 9th, 2021 at 02:29 pm

Are you looking for a list of habits?

Maybe you’re looking for ideas on what habits to choose and how to take control of the habits you have now.

  • Habits control most of our life.
  • 95% of our thoughts and feelings are from our subconscious mind and 40% of our actions are habits and repetitions ingrained in us over years

Habits are formed through cues, routines and results that we become accustomed to. It’s actually great that we can form habits because it makes us more efficient requires less effort to do something that otherwise might ask a lot from us.

Habit formation can take a heavy morning routine of

  1. Lifting weights
  2. Reading for an hour
  3. Getting all your work done
  4. And keeping amazing hygiene

…and make it second nature, where otherwise it would require a tremendous amount of willpower to do that on your own everyday.

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But the problem is, we don’t always make the best decisions. Sometimes we make bad decisions, and bad decisions for long enough become habits that destroy our lives.

Bad habits like smoking, eating junk food and other things that you can think of literally keep us from fulfilling our full potential.

Bad habits keep us fat

  1. they keep us addicted to drugs
  2. they make us lazy and
  3. keep us from experience the richness that life has to offer.

But that’s not a problem anymore, because we can easily fix that with the habits listed here and the resources included in this post.

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List of Habits (27) For Health & Fitness

Habits are foundational activities that will give you the most results for your energy. The amazing thing about them is that you can take anything in the world and turn it into a habit.

This means that you could literally make a list of qualities and behaviors that you would like to have, that would literally make you superhuman in every day life, and turn those into habits one by one.

The general stages of forming and breaking habits are:

  1. The Decision stage: Where you decide a change needs to be made
  2. The “This is super uncomfortable” stage: when you are moving from that comfortable bed of your old habits, to the different and uncertain of your new ones
  3. The Leveling out stage: Where it’s not necessarily tough but still not habitual
  4. The Back to normal stage: Where your old habit has been replaced with a new one that is just as comfortable and automatic.
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There are no set timelines but here is what I personally experience when breaking and forming new habits.

  • Stage one relies on knowledge and experience. You need to be in a position to understand what is good for you and your life.
  • Stage two always takes me about 5-7 days.
  • Stage 3 takes about a week.
  • Stage 4 is after stage 3.

Once, based on a study and the false interpreation of that study, we thought that breaking and forming habits was a 21 day thing.

Now, with new information, we understand that breaking and forming new habits can take anywhere from 66-254 days based on the person and the habit.

To be honest with you, I have never experienced serious habit transformation in my life that took longer that a month.

  • If you are dedicated to the change,
  • apply certain tactics and self-discplinary measures,

habit formation should be an expediant process.

That being said, I’m talking about behaviors here like adding more of this in my life, subtracting more of that. Addictions like smoking or other serious conditions will almost certainly be a long haul, but a battle I’m certain you can win.


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Here are some facts about health you need to know first.

Storing excess body fat increases your likelihood of

  • type 2 diabetes
  • certain types of cancer
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease and strokes

BENEFITS OF REGULAR EXERCISE

  • can block negative thoughts and assist with daily stress
  • can lift mood and increase your outlook on life
  • Helps with maintaining your discipline to keep other habits throughout the day
  • Increases the quality of sleep that you get
  • change levels of chemicals in your brain including endorphins and dopamine
  • makes you feel better overall.

1.  Figure out your macros (how much protein carbs and fats you require based on your BMR and the amount of exercise you get each day.) Then build your plates around those numbers.

2. Drink 1-1.5 oz per kilo/lb of water every single day

3. Get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep every night

4. Take an 18 minute nap every day to recharge but not to feel groggy

5. Once a week (usually on a weekend) get 10 hours of high quality sleep

6. Sit and breathe for 5 minutes when you feel a craving for unhealthy foods that you know you don’t need. The craving will go away.

7. Drink two cups of water before each meal to feel fuller faster and not overeat

8. Brush your teeth softer, and 30 seconds longer to get them clean and white without damaging them

9. Get into the habit of doing 30 seconds of exercise before you eat. It’s been proven to help you stay healthy, only eat what you need to eat and manage your blood sugar so you can eat without the crash afterwards.

10. Try one new superfood a week for an entire year. Then choose 12 you will consume regularly.

If you don’t have the time to get meticulous and detailed about the food you eat to make sure your body get’s literally everything it needs (phytochemicals, micronutrients), OR you just want a leg up in the world (because almost nobody uses superfoods still) you can add these to your diet and see how they rev your engine up.
  1. Goji Berries
  2. Hemp Seed
  3. Chia Seed
  4. Flax Seed
  5. Cacao
  6. Acai berries
  7. Lucuma berries
  8. Cinnamon
  9. Macai berries

>>> Learn how to use Superfoods in the link below to kickstart your health.

How To Use Superfoods As Medicine

11. Learn to judge your hydration by the color of your urine. (I do it…and it’s not weird at all)

12. Give yourself a limit on alcohol consumption when you go out

13. Quit tobacco and smoking. You know it’s not ideal to be doing that.

14. Walk at least a mile per day. Walking one mile is hundreds of calories. A good way to offset any MILD overeating you’ve done. Even better: Break it up in to quarter miles and alternate walking-jogging-sprinting as you see fit.

15. Get enough fiber: it allows for absorption of the vitamins and nutrients in your food as well as helping you digest the food you ate.

16. Start to focus on your posture, especially if you sit at a desk all day. Sitting at a desk can tense of certain parts of your body until you develop a hunch and look like Quasimodo. People look more attractive when they stand up straight.

17. Get a desk treadmill and start using it.

18. Get a desk cycle and start using it.

19. Start doing mini exercises during commercials if you watch TV or larger exercises in between episodes on Netflix

20. Use portion control containers to control the amount of food you consume. When the containers are empty, you know everything after that is overeating.

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21. Start recording the food you eat each day in a journal or diary. Name the food, where it came from, and get the Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats & Calories for that food to understand what you’re eating everyday.

22. Read a book while you eat. You will eat slower and feel full faster.

23. Start a new hobby that involves you getting physical every now and then: rock climbing, hiking, going on tours that involve walking.

24. Start to wean yourself off the sugary unhealthy foods like soda or diet soda. Your brain actually reacts the same to artificial sweeteners. Even drinking diet soda or using fake sweeteners in your tea can increase your cravings for unhealthy food. Substitute carbonated water or other options like La Croix.

25. Weigh yourself every week and document your results. This might not seem like it would make you healthier, but having the data in front of you to look at can spark inspiration to lose weight and watch yourself closely.

26. Start eating all the colors of the rainbow. Ever notice food is different colors? It’s not just greens you should be interested in, but the oranges and yellows and purples as well. Those colors mean there is different stuff in the food that your body will love you for. So eat them

27. Plan out your shopping trips before they happen. Avoid all the trappings of the grocery store that make you purchase things that “look appetizing” and mouthwatering.

They’ll just sit in the fridge and get old and you’ll throw them away like always. Plan your meals for the week, even if only in your mind, purchase those ingredients and leave.

You’ll spend less money and lose weight. You’re welcome.

At this point, we’re pretty far along in our habit trek that you might be ready to get a move on right this instant. All good things deserve to be done right now. Click the banner below to pick up your FREE copy of The Power of Habit to fully understand how to take control of your life and instill above average behaviors into your routine.

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27 HABITS for Wealth & Money

They call it mastering the money game, becuase that’s exactly what it is.

Everything in life seems to have some period of trial and error, and therefore frustration. We want results now and we just cannot have them.

You have to earn it. That being said, there is no law in this universe that states you cannot have the money that makes you happy.

We’re talking about feeling secure, and having no money stress, not necessarily being filthy ass rich.

That being said, between you and me, I’ve always wanted to be filthy ass rich. In a “donate a lot of money to charity” way though. Not an enslave the masses way.

Getting paid is fun, and we all love it. Having money is necessary and by no means evil or bad.

Most of divorces happen because of stress in the house caused by lack of money coming in. So, you do the math.

Scan this list and think of some habits that might fit you and your lifestyle. 

1. Save half of every piece of income you bring in, then live and spend on whatever is left.

2. Find something you are truly passionate about, or could get passionate about, then develop that as a side hustle and work toward it gradually each day, with no pressure to get it done right now.

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Society is built to give those who follow the laws of success their due rewards.

3. Start to see the whole world in terms of money, just to understand money better. Everytime you buy something, think about it in terms of money. Why do people buy it? Why are the people who sell it rich?

4. Start going to more events! Charity dinners and conferences. The money is in the networking.

5. Read books about wealth, written by the wealthy. Some of the best are….

6. Take courses on how to master the money game. If you take one course per month, you will be 12X better than the average person who doesn’t at the end of the year. The best courses on wealth created by the super wealthy are …..

7. Subscribe to a channel of some kind run by a wealth person and listen to their stuff

8. Set a goal to make a certain amount of extra money each month, and then research ways on the internet to reach that goal.

9. Download mint from intuit, and each week, see where your money is being spent. Learn how to use it in the video below.

10. Take the money that you spend each month, and from the perspective of what’s really important to you in life, make a “well spent, wasted” list and file all your purchases under one of those categories.

11. Instead of buying from restaurants, look up easy recipes online for how to make your favorite foods at home. It’s normally healthier, much less expensive and brings a satisfying sense of accomplishment to eat your own food.

12. Set your direct deposit up to send a certain amount of money directly to your savings account. Adjust your lifestyle to fit the amount of the money that is left.

13. Stop using credit cards. Unless you’re using debt to make you more money, (investing or real estate) you’re just stacking debt that will weigh you down quickly. If you don’t have the money cash, don’t buy it. Simple

14. Practice changing the way you feel about money. We get belief systems and feelings towards money from our nurture when we’re young, which affects our interactions with it. Do you think someone who thinks money is a bad thing is gonna have a lot of it? Is money the root of all evil?

What If I gave away half of it, saved an endangered species with another, and stop a war with the money I had. Would I still be evil?

95% of our thoughts are repeat thoughts and emotions from the previous day, and 40% of our actions every day are habits we repeat over and over again.

However you look at it, our life is a series of automations. It’s just an efficient way for us to be wired.

If everything required 1:1 resources from us, we’d be exhausted, so our brain’s and bodies have habit formation and other systems of automation to make life easier for us.

The subconscious mind takes your beliefs created in your conscious mind and causes you to perceive life through those beliefs.

Most of this is programmed into us during our childhood, so the likelihood that we have our parents belief systems programmed into us is high.

In order to change the way you think and feel about things, your first step is to reprogram yourself.

In order to do that, you start in your subconscious mind. I recommend checking out the links below to start changing your beliefs about money.

Reprogram Yourself for Money Success

Reprogram Yourself for Fitness Success

Reprogram Yourself Life Happiness and Personal Success

Reprogram Yourself for An Amazing Social Life

15. Sit and think each day about the value, skills and knowledge you have to offer the world. What do you have within you that others are willing to pay for. We pay for skills, systems, entertainment, labor etc…What skills do you have now that you’re not being paid for yet?

What skills can you learn that would allow you to do something you enjoy and be paid for it?

16. Have your bills set up so you’re paying them automatically. This will give you more time to focus on making money rather than stressing out about losing it.

17. Start to watch the world and look for trends. How are people building wealth. How are instagram influencers making millions? Why does that happen? What are these people offering that others are willing to pay for? How can I get a slice of that?

All better than simply judging them. Watch the world for ways to build wealth. The little girls want make up > therefore the makeup seller gets money. Easy.

18. Start hanging around people and in areas where people are talking about money. The best way to learn is through is to be infected by someone in the field. Reading books is great, do that. But also find colleges and teachers who are as interested in building wealth and getting their money right like you are.

19. Listen to what others complain about.

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Don’t get into the habit of complaining a bunch yourself, but listen to others you’re around. When they say “I wish this would just…” “Why can’t they just…”…statements like this are indications of pain people are experiencing, which could lead to ways of making money.

Think about your broom. Now think about the huge brooms four times the size that they have in warehouses. It was taking too long to sweep an entire warehouse with a small regular house broom. So someone was smart enough to invent a bigger broom. And that person is now rich. Viola!

20. Put all your extra money into paying down debt. You might think that it will take away from your “fun money” but actually, not feeling like you have debt hanging over your head can increase your happiness level significantly.

21. When you do spend your money, spend money on experiences like vacations with loved one’s, weekend trips with the spouse, or movie/restaurant and opera house nights with friends. Avoid buying objects that are not practical. Objects are dead. They have no life, and the novelty wears off.

Experiences last as long as your memory of them does, and even longer in your heart.

My advice to you is, after your basic needs are met, save most of your money, and spend the rest on memories. Objects die. Often, far sooner than we think before the purchase

22. Get back to basic money habits and do them well. Pay your bills early. Pay your debt extra. Stop purchasing crap you don’t need. Don’t go crazy at the supermarket. Watch your bank account and exercise self discipline. If you can’t do these simple things, than you’re gonna be broke. That’s how the math works.

23. Donate money, at least 10%. You might think this a good way to have less money, but actually, money is an energy. It’s a representation of wealth, and before someone becomes truly wealthy, they always have a overwhelming feeling of internal wealth before the actual money comes in.

Donating can keep your money energy from being stagnant and keep the current flowing. It can also force you to be more disciplined with your money, because you’ll be spending less on crap you don’t need, and it will force good habits into you. Donating money is actually a keystone habit in my opinion.

A fact of life: Everything you can do with $10, you can do with $9. And if you are so hurt for cash that makes you uneasy...you have no less money problems at 10 than you do at 9...Donate 10% of your income! Keep the energy moving so it comes back to you!Click To Tweet

24. Start judging yourself based on how much money you save rather than spend. They say it takes money to make money, but that just means people rarely build serious wealth by saving the money they make.

If you made a $100k a year and saved half, it would take you twenty years to make a scant million dollars. However, wasting money on nonsense is childish and impractical. Look at all the musicians who’ve gone broke because of lavishing spending, and their 15 minutes gave way to depression and repossessed houses.

Start bragging about how much you save rather than how much you spend. When people are flashing cars and suits you know they don’t have the money for, understand how dumb they are and move on.

25. Make a habit of understanding where your money is going. What is your water, light and sewage bill? If you’re at a 100 million a year, and can pay someone else to know those numbers…fine. But if you’re at the small money level and are trying to get your money seriously right then you should know those numbers down to the decimal, and I’m serious about that.

26. Be a bit stoic. Stoic means you put off immediate gain for future reward. Stop saying YOLO, and live for the now, or whatever other nonsense people throw out. Enjoy your now, by being happy that you’re a capable human, with command over your faculties and …holy shit. INTERNET ACCESS.

A millionaire will literally teach you how to make more money and all you have to do is log onto his online program. So be happy that you’re who you are and where you are. Fine. What does that have to do with being broke though?….Be smart, it’s good for you.

Real Estate makes the most millionaires in the U.S.

Investing makes the most Billionaires.

27. Find a way to get into Retail, Real Estate or Investments.

  • You can start your own youtube channel about something you love,
  • make amazing videos and put the teespring links at the bottom so others can by your merch…
  • You can Start doing no money down real estate flipping.
  • You can start with an app on your phone that allows you to invest your money so you don’t spend it on dumb stuff.

All three is best, but sit there an figure your money out.

Super important.

Mastering your money and making sure you have enough is the surest way to make a serious change and see massive results in all areas of your life. It seems to cure a whole range of ills. Think about the worry that comes from not having enough…

If you’re ready to get serious and learn first hand from money masters, I recommend Tony Robbins.

27 HABITS for Love, Social life, Relationships & Family

If you look at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the third level of the pyramid is belonging. Whether that is belonging to a large group, or a small niche, we all have some degree of relationship that is required in our lives.

We are all different, but we are all some where on the spectrum of

  • wanting to feel loved
  • wanting to feel appreciated
  • wanting to be recognized
  • and desiring care from others.

1.  Find out your partner’s love language (the 5 love languages) and use it more often. The way you express your love might not be registering as much as it could.

Not all of us speak the same language. We all show support, disdain and kindness differently. Learn how to interact with others by understanding what those others need.

2. Practice your communication skills and practice them on people in transit to work or on your friends and family.

3. Whenever you’re in conversations, intentionally pause for three seconds and pretend like you’re thinking. But actually be thinking. You’ll end up saying smarter and more respectable stuff to others.

4. Practice putting yourself in another person’s shoes. Don’t just say it, actually do it. Sit there and pretend you are them and genuinely figure out why they do and act the way they do and act. Don’t be a child and just make yourself right and them wrong. Actually see their side of the story and then make a decision.

5. Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and remind yourself, that you are lovable and capable of love.

6. Make a point to get outside of your comfort zone each week just one time. Maybe you say yes to that coffee date that you normally say no to. Habits create ruts. Spontaneity creates opportunities and eliminates abnormal fears.

7. Practice smiling at people randomly, and not apologizing for it.

8. Visualize yourself being successful, respected and appreciated in all your relationships with friends, colleagues and superiors.

9. Instead of fitting yourself into a mold, decide how you want others to see you, then take practical steps to become that person each day.

10. Start reading personal development books and make a habit of not screwing your children up with your own immature nonsense. (a bit harsh)

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Viktor FranklClick To Tweet

11. Increase your selfless giving, and random acts of kindness by 10 percent and see how your life changes.

12. Make a point to increase the care and attention you pay to your elders

13. Start to organize family dinners and as well as you can with your schedule. If nothing fits, than alter your schedule.

14. Practice putting your relationships with people before your career or money.

15. Start to get excited about the success that others are having. Cheer on and show serious interest in the progress your friends and family are making in life

16. Turn off or ignore your devices when you’re interacting with others

17. Find the leading expert on relationships, family or social life that you trust and get their best info on it. Start reading and following their instructions everyday.

18. Practice listening in conversations to understand the other rather than just trying to respond. Often we have something prepared as soon as we know a bit about what the other person is saying, but when we listen to respond, we intend to dominate them.

If you try to listen to their opinions, thoughts, pain and experience, you will try to help them instead, and end up making more friends and having much better experiences with others. You’ll also get into less verbal fights and look more mature.

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19. Start asking deep questions about people like “And it seems to make you feel like…is that correct?” Make your questions genuine even though your practicing. People will like that you are making serious inquiries as to their wellbeing.

20. Remember things about others. Seemingly insignificant things like what their favorite color is, or randomly showing that you remember their favorite restaurant will make them feel good about interacting with you.

21. Make an effort to figure out others’ personality types. Whether that is astrology, the PACE system, Meyers-Briggs, the Big 5, or Hexaco, understanding them on a deeper level will take you a long way when it comes to forming better relationships with friends, family and colleagues.

22. Teach your kids critical thinking skills so that they can come out from under the grip of their mind and emotions. You’ll have to learn them yourself in order to do this properly. Human beings are subject to logical fallacies, cognitive biases and errors in thinking properly, so making sure you have a system for figuring out the truth in every situation is what separates you from being a moron. Honestly.

23. Learn to be more persuasive instead of manipulative. When you manipulate someone, you do it for yourself. When you persuade them, you educate them on the benefit they will also receive and that you will benefit as well.

24. Practice developing charisma from a coach and learn how to communicate better.

25. Always strive to notice and compliment the wonderful qualities of the people you interact with.

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26. Take stock of how balanced your relationships are. Relationships should be balanced in give and take. Understand how the relationships you’re a part of affect your psychology and mental space. End toxic relationships, and know that better ones are out there to be had.

27. Stop complaining. Regardless of what anybody thinks about their life, nobody likes to hear another person complain. Be honest, you hear someone constantly bitching and you think “Get a hold of yourself”. Well others think that about you. Discussion is fine, negative nancy’s get the boot.

27 HABITS for Happiness & Wellbeing

1.  Start to meditate every day and tell yourself that you don’t need to be spiritual to reap is physiological and mental benefits.

2. Dedicate at least minutes each morning to sit quietly and enjoy your life in peace, without the mental chatter, bosses and underlings hunting you down and the need to be productive or busy.

3. Practice the death bed visualization for emotions: “When I’m dying, will I be happy or regretful that I spent so much energy on this?” This works for resentment, anger, frustration.

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4. Put a card in your pocket that reads…

  • “Regardless of how angry or emotional this gets me,
  • I can handle this situation just as effectively,
  • if not more so,
  • in control of myself and by not losing my shit.
  • Stress is bad for my health, I will not give my life over to this nonsense.
  • I’m just gonna handle it like an adult and take a bubble bath later with some oreos!”.
  • Then pull that out when you’re about to freak on someone.

5. Exercise more! You might think this deserves to be in the health section (and it is there) but here, exercise can help you get frustration out and ensures a good night’s rest. Do it.

6. Research Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and start moving up the ladder.

7. Start reading personal growth books to make your world less hectic and scary.

8. Strive to know your world better by acquiring knowledge about yourself, your fellow humans and animals, and nature. You will judge less, experience less stress and mental anguish and live longer.

9. Start reading philosophy. Real or not, it always makes us feel like “everything is taken care of, even if I cannot see it”. Which is nice.

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10. Go to an animal shelter once a week (only if you’re into animals) and tell them to let you play around with them. They’ll love it, and so will you.

11. Get into flow state more often. Flow is an understudied state of consciousness where we feel awesome about what we’re doing. For me, it’s a combination of excitement, and leaf burning focus that turns obstacles into challenges and time into one single moment. It’s what makes the carpenter focus from sun up to sun down and create wonderful wooden art. It’s a high desirable experience. Increase the amount of time you can focus, and add that habit to something you love doing.

12. Engage in regular exercise. Nobody wants to be a flabby old person with health complications. You might think that health issues are indicative of getting older, but most can be avoided other than the actual death of the organism.

Your organs failing sooner than necessary, arthritis, and all that other stuff you have because of your poor diet, and unwillingness the get moving each day are avoided by your smarter counterpart who looks 45 when they’re 65. Enough said.

13. Practice relevant non-judgement. Everyone does the best with the resources they have: physical, mental, intellectual, psychological and emotional. Not everyone has the same strength and speed. We don’t all share the same type of intelligence or amount of it.

We aren’t all from the same nation, have the same beliefs ingrained into us by the same parents and the same traumas during our childhoods etc…

Everyone does the best they can with what they have learned so far…Learn to analyze others, rather than judge them as good or bad, and you will have more friends and save a bunch of mental anguish on your part.

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14. Be stingy with your time. Almost nothing is worth your time, and I’m very serious about that.

Think about the grand design of your life. How do you want this blink in time to look when it’s finished.

Only the people, places, things and ideas that are pushing you toward that is worth the time.

There are a million “good” opportunities out there that you could spend your time on, but you owe it to yourself and those who are affected by the excellent things you will accomplish to only spend your time on the excellent choices.

15. Take personal growth and self development seriously

16. Make enough money. Worrying about money makes people miserable, so stop saying “money is the root of all evil” and “money doesn’t buy happiness” and just do what’s good for you and your happiness.

17. Keep your basic needs met. When you’re scrambling about worrying how food and water are gonna turn up for the day, you’re nothing but a glorified animal scrounging the jungle floor for a morsel every few hours. Human life is much more than mere surviving, so start take some of these habits and create a life where you’re thriving instead of surviving and hiding from everything.

18. Keep your safety needs met.

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19. Embrace your desire to belong. Find a group you identify with and become active in it. It could be a hobby, a political group or a community of some kind. Or you become more active at whatever level of belongingness you require in your life.

Maybe that just means you want your friends to appreciate you. So do that.

20. Nurture, protect, and build your self esteem. Decide now that you’re not gonna allow anyone in this world to ever tear you down. You might be a human with flaws, but the other side of that coin is being a human that can grow.

Nobody has the right to make you feel less than you actually are. Someone with unlimited potential.

21. Have faith in the laws of the cosmos and in yourself. There are ways to get the results you want in your life. There are rules and laws you can follow to set your goals and achieve them.

Whether you need a paradigm shift from Bob Proctor, or you’re into the law of attraction, find something that works for you, where others are getting results, and put your lack of self confidence aside.

It works for others and they had less than you to get it.

So keep your faith and get moving.

“Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. You choose!”

Bob Proctor

22. Adopt a growth mindset. Humans can grow into miraculous things. But not if you think you are the same now as you were yesterday, and will be the same tomorrow. Stagnation in human life is the same as death. Your body will be alive, but you’ll be dead inside without progress.

23. Make a difference and have serious impact. Learn to satisfy your need to help others and watch them grow. It can bring a serious amount of inner satisfaction.

24. Plan for longevity.

I remember a turning point in my life when I realized that at 18 I wished I had taken high school more seriously.

  • Then at 22, I wished I had taken college more seriously.

I was “living in the now” which, for most, is nothing but an excuse to not take responsibility for their lives, and I had regretted not planning.

As we grow, we come into more knowledge and wisdom that shows us what’s really important in life. You want to die feeling like you did it right.

So plan for the future, and plan for what you know is gonna make you happy in the end, not necessarily in the now.

25. Set meaningful goals. Figure out what means a lot to you, what makes you happy and sets you on fire, and move after that with speed and certainty.

26. Appreciate what you have now, not when it’s gone.

27. Understand people better. It just makes life easier.

What to do now

Once you’ve take the time to carefully look at the list of habits above, select one or two from each list. You don’t wanna get too crazy, try to change to much in your life right away, burn out and then nothing happens.

For your convenience, I’ve made this post available in PDF format so you can keep it on your phone and consult it in the future. You can download that here. 

1. Then take stock of your life right now.

Figure out how this habit is going to change your life. Radical transformation has the power to ruffle feathers, including your own.

Mostly, you want to make sure that nothing catastrophic will happen by changing habits. If what’s required to turn your habit into reality is heavy than…baby steps.

2. Decide what needs to go and for god’s sake let it go.

The new you needs new tools, new activities, new mindsets, new everything! That being said, the old us was comfortable, certain, we knew what we were getting everything, and changing that up can be uncomfortable.

There will be birthing pains, but keep your faith and move forward.

3. Design your own habit blast off period

The best way to form a habit and break old habits is to design what I call the blast off period. Think of a rocket and what’s required to get it off the ground (over 200k gallons of oil).

The best way to create your own blast off period and ensure the success of your new habit is to get Habit Busting. The best audio program I’ve been able to find on the internet for identifying old habits in your life, deciding on new ones, and moving toward them while ignoring all the normal speed bumps and avalanches that cause failure and upset. Pick up a copy of that here.

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The Power of Habit by Brian Tracy

5. Record, review, and adjust.

Make sure to keep carefully detailed journals as you progress with your new habit. Along the way, we can fool ourselves into thinking that nothing is happening, or we were better off staying a smoker…(?)

Seeing the raw data, your transformation on paper is a good way to keep your head straight and your imagination from running wild.

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A Big List of Habits: 108 of the most Powerful

Brian Wright

I read a lot of books. I learn from a lot of experts. I don't like being called a guru because it sounds pretentious, but I do know a few things about a few things. Went to one of the best private high schools in the country, went to an OK university, dropped out, then moved into a monastery. My point is that I'm pretty expert in the art of being a good student. That's the whole point of life.

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