I can hear the music in the background as Sergio composes the music of my life. Habits are a fact of life sense according to neuro-science that true consciousness is like the part of the iceberg you see above water and learned behavior on a subconscious lizard brain way is how we go through life successfully since our brains can only handle so much input. That being said we do have some control in that history tells us, if we listen to it, how changes need to be made, otherwise we who do not understand the past are condemned to repeat it. So here goes in my so called habitual life.
The Good: Positive visualization is what propels me to the future to this day. If I can see a future event working I know in my mind it can work. It just takes some reality testing and someone to be a counter balance to help me. In this regard I do not think of myself as a REALTOR® instead I think of myself as an entrepreneur who connects the dots.
The Bad: I have no bad habits actually and that is what is bad! Sometimes being constantly positive and refusing to admit that I could actually be wrong is a critical fail for me. Luckily I have a wonderful wife who is my business partner who knows how to bring me down a notch or two with grace and style. We all need that sounding board otherwise ego runs amok. I love my wife and she helps me to be better.
The Ugly: This is where it gets painful. Before I turned 30 I felt I was bullet proof. There was not a bad habit I didn't want to have, nor an experience I didn't want to have. So as to not incriminate me I won't say exactly what these habits were although a certain type of mushroom made me very happy. A friend had given me a tennis lesson as a 30th birthday gift and after 10 minutes on the court I thought I was going to die. I then realized that i would never make it to 50 going this direction. I changed everything including not have a soft drink in almost 40 years, the least of my bad habits. I turn 70 in December and have never felt better, more alive, and more energetic.
The bottom line is to listen to that still small voice you have that starts in your gut and hopefully makes it to your brain and at the third level of critical thinking. As Ferris Bueller said, life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Thanks to better habits I can reach for the stars and kiss the sky. I don't want to miss a thing.