We all have habits. As you can read in the image, the definition of habit. Today I’m referring to b. in that image. An established disposition of the mind or character. Characteristics. What are characteristics? It is an identifying attribute, or feature.
Our habit can be shaped by the environment and habits of others. We build our attitudes from what we hear and see from others we are influenced by. That is not always a good thing. For example, if we are influenced by a criminal we’ll build our mental habit from what we’ve seen and heard them do. Not realizing that it is not the best choice. As I’ve posted about before, we make choices everyday. Even no choice is a choice. If you do not choose for yourself, someone else will choose for you. You may find that it was not the choice you wanted. Where does that leave you?
As a Christian, I work hard and focus on being Christ like. That means I need to have Christ like characteristics. Reading through God’s Word we can find many scriptures that speak of HIS character. For me, it’s highly important to build those characteristics in me because in doing so it will help me to build my personal habits. Two main scripture are: Ephesians 5 & Galatians 5.
Positive personal habits will afford you to be more successful in your journey.
“Habits like blogging often and regularly, writing down the way you think, being clear about what you think are effective tactics, ignoring the burbling crowd and not eating bacon. All of these are useful habits.” -Seth Godin
Here’s a few tips to building good personal habits:
- Turn off all electronics for at least two nights a week.
- Make a list of your dreams and passions in life.
- Find positive people or a group(s) to participate in that exude good habits.
- Read positive material.
My challenge to you is:
- This week, start applying these tips. Come back here and comment on how you’re doing. Also, feel free to ask questions.
“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.” -Wayne Dyer
If you’re feeling stuck and need help getting unstuck, contact me for some life coaching sessions. It’s OK to ask for help. The bad part is knowing you need help and never asking for it. Please ask!