Every person has urge to develop some good habits in our life . There would be no surprise in saying that ' Habits are the skeletal system of our day' , the output of our day solely depends on our habits .
But you know what 100% of people take resolutions for imparting good habits , but only 8% could accomplish them perfectly .
It's simply because we over expect the things . We focus our one eye on work and the other on result .
we get influenced by movies and feel that we would become super successful in few days , just like the heroes of particular movies .Miracles happen only in movies , it's rare to see in real life . Nothing can be achieved without patience and hard work .
The same thing happened to me , one night I watched an interview of BILL GATES . I got super excited in inculcating the habit of reading books . The next few days I woke up early and started reading some great books but resistance grew up sooner and my bed called me more than the books .
I'll bet you that many a times you might have experienced same kind of situation .
Here are some of the tips I learnt from the book named "MINI HABITS " written by Stephen Guise which helped me a lot . Check out the book for more info :)
START STUPID SMALL :
Start your habit in a stupid small manner . For instance if you are intended to impart habit of reading books , then start your habit thinking that you would read a single line on first day . I'll bet you that you would at least read a paragraph without feeling bored .
Once you had accomplished the task of reading a single line on first day , you would feel positiveness in your mind because you read more than what you've thought . Confident rises in you .
Continue being small until you feel comfortable to read big chapters a day .
BREAKING THE DORMANT STATE :
We all do know that the first law of motion states that ' Every body has a tendency to stay at rest or in continuous motion until and unless an external force is applied' , once we make a mini habit we are breaking the inertia to stay dumb.
SUCCESS IS A STAIRCASE, NOT A DOORWAY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SEE THE WHOLE STAIRCASE, JUST TAKE THE FIRST STEP.
CONTINUITY AND CONFIDENCE DRIVER :
Sometimes our days would be so hectic that we could not get enough time to perform our habit . Let's assume that you have a habit of doing meditation for 30 minutes on a daily basis , but on a tightly scheduled day you couldn't get 30 minutes . If you perform mini meditation for a 30 sec then you feel that you haven't broke your habit . Continuation of habit is important since it promotes us to do it on next day.
A teenager got addicted to his phone in such a way that he uses it for more than 10 hours a day . He firmly decided to change his bad habit . He didn't touch his phone for one complete day . Immediately the next day he couldn't resist his hands and thought that it's impossible for him to get away from his phone . As a result he used his phone extensively and ruined his health . He could have gained a lot of confidence if he made a mini habit of getting way from his phone . He could have made a habit of decreasing usage for every hour in a day or two and then the results would have been astonishing .Mini habits always steers us with us a lot of confidence .
Start a fresh habit in mini way and savor the outstanding results :P , thank me later ;)