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In today’s post we will talk about things to consider before starting a new habit. When is the time for change right? That’s a difficult question. But the answer is really quite simple: you are ready to change when the pain of remaining as you are is greater than the pain of change.
It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. ~ James Gordon
True change is in the mind. Every change that we make is basically a change of mindset. The most important skill you need for change is is the ability to put unskillful thoughts aside and let them go. When you notice your thoughts going into a negative arena, say to yourself: “I won’t follow that thought,” and intentionally bring your mind to bear on the present moment.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it. ~Marcus Aurelius
Why letting go works better than trying hard. Change doesn’t usually come about through a great effort. It comes about through a series of small decisions. For example, if you are trying to get fitter, then the small decisions are about going out and exercising are the ones that will effect that change. At those moments you need to to let go of the whiny thoughts about how hard it will be and how tired you are right now. When you let go, you work with the flow of thoughts, when you try hard, you’re paddling upstream.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond winning. ~ Lao Tzu
Come back tomorrow on more inspiration on things to consider building a habit for good.