Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck, make you do things you don’t want to do. Start today, right now, to eliminate them from your life. When you do that, you’ll open up room for new positive habits to take their place.
Any or all of these 10 habits is a good place to start.
1. Postponing your goals
Procrastination will keep you from reaching your goals more effectively than any external obstacle. Start today by taking one baby step toward a goal. Do the same the next day. It doesn’t have to be much, but do something every day. Consistent effort is the key.
2. Living a mediocre life
Step out of your comfort zone and remember that many of the greatest pleasures in life include some degree of risk. Happiness is not about avoiding the painful things in life; it’s about chasing our dreams and aspirations.
Any pattern that keeps disrupting your growth, your success, or your happiness has to stop. What’s keeping you stuck? Find it and then find your way out of it. Develop patterns that support your highest goals.
4. Running from your problems
Start chasing the right things instead of running from what’s wrong. Don’t look at problems as something to be ashamed of or avoid, but as an opportunity to learn and grow.
5. Worrying about your flaws
Everyone has flaws, but it’s up to you whether you’ll give them the power to keep you from doing what you want. Instead, take your flaws, find your strength in them, and make them work for you.