Think of all the things you do today that are
nothing more than habits.
Good or bad – you formed them through repetition
of thought – and repetition of deed.
The truth about the formation of habits is that they
start out as ideas – then you act upon them. And if
you act upon them everyday for 28 days – sometimes
less, the habit is locked in. Virtue or vice – the habit
has YOU – you don’t have it.
The above is often more true of bad habits than good.
Bad habits are easy to form and hard to break. Good
habits on the other hand, take a little more guts to
form – but once again, when they’re locked in you’ve
got something that is an automatic reflex.
Until … you start hanging around with people who don’t
have good habits – or you go on vacation – or you get sick
for a spell – and so on.
Bad habits are easy to keep because there are so many
people around you who have the same bad habits.
When it comes to good habits though, oftentimes you have
to search for others who can reinforce the good you’re doing.
But even if you don’t find many others who share your good habits
for exercise, proper nutrition, a positive mental attitude and
so on – this is not a problem so long as you stay focused through
constant reading, listening to audio programs, going to seminars,
I suggest you form one new positive habit at a time. Spend at least
28 straight days ‘hooking’ yourself on this good habit. Then, once
it ‘has you’ – think about adding something else that is good.
One of the great things about the Royal Court from Combat Conditioning
is that the exercise habit grabs you from the inside out. You can be done
with a bodyfat reducing, muscle-building workout in 15 minutes – 30 if you’re
hard core. You feel so good doing these exercises that you want to do them
more often. They become a good habit quickly – and they give you the internal
strength to drop negative, destructive habits.
http://www.mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html – as well as the Magnificent
7 from Combat Abs – http://www.mattfurey.com/combat_abs.html
These workouts constitute the very best habit-forming exercises on the planet.
Kick butt – take names,
P.S. If you really want to reinforce the positive habit of exercise – be sure to
information that will continually help you take charge of your life. You can read
all about it at http://www.mattfurey.com/furey_inner_circle.html
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