ERASE YOUR BAD HABITS AND REPLACE WITH GOOD HABITS

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Are you having trouble with getting rid of some of those bad habits? You have tried but you have not succeeded.  You would like to create some positive habits.    A person who has positive work habits, for example, will be much more likely to succeed than a person with negative work habits. In fact, habits have everything to do with our success or failure.

That bad habit can cause us to continue to do things that are non-productive or destructive.  For example, you might have a habit of laying back and taking it easy.  This could place you in panic mode when you are up against a deadline.  This could cause you to fail to meet the deadline or fail to achieve good results.  All of this is the result of living in a comfort zone.  That comfort zone exists for us because we are deriving satisfaction for our current habits.  As an example, many people have trouble sticking to a diet because it is more comfortable to eat extra “comfort food”.  Telling someone the effect of overeating such as diabetes or high blood pressure would not be the motivation someone needs to break that habit.  The reward of comfort is stronger than simply lecturing about health.

On the other hand, ask, “What would it be like if you were much thinner?”  “Well, I could buy some stylish new clothes and bathing suits.  I would have more energy. I would feel more confident.”  There are some great motivational rewards here.  But which is the stronger pleasure now?  That is the motivation for the habit change.  The mind is interesting that way.  You won’t be able to pull out the old habit without replacing it with a new and perhaps better alternative. You can’t just pull the old habit out and leave a “VOID” there. It takes effort to recognize and come up with a suitable and better alternative.  When you move out of your old comfort zone you will need to create a new comfort zone.  Failure to do that will result in continual stress and that will pull you back into your old habit. 

Here is the reason why goal setting does not result in goal achievement.  People may set goals and they may even write them down.  But sometimes nothing happens.  This is because they fail to break old habits and act because the reward was not sufficient to break the old harmful habit and credit a new one?  Make sure that the reward motivates!

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Finally, divide your goals into bite size action steps.  You can’t eat an elephant in one sitting.  Action steps are relatively simple tasks—a sustainable diet, exercise, a telephone call, an appointment set, a letter written.  These relatively simple tasks add up to the accomplishment of something more significant.  That will be the achievement of your long-term goal. For a similar post on our web site see REPLACE YOUR  BAD HABITS WITH PRODUCTIVE ONES.

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  1. Roy Kelley 01/18/2019 01:00 AM
  2. Debbie Reynolds 11/02/2018 05:00 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I had some bad habits when speaking but have pretty much kicked the bad habits. It took work.

Oct 30, 2018 07:48 PM #23
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Laura Cerrano
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Lou Ludwig would be so proud of this post. Love and light and all the best with this one!

Oct 30, 2018 08:10 PM #24
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Grant Schneider
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Roy - always happy to have your support.

Kathy - the habits are stronger than the intentions.

Debbie - I remember some bad habit speaking.  Someone pointed them out.

Laura - thank you. I am flattered by that.

Oct 31, 2018 05:55 AM #25
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Grant

Wow, there is some pretty good advice here about habits, good and bad, and how to think about them. Too bad that bad habits cannot just be easily erased...it takes work, at least for me.

Hi Carol Williams Here is another Second Chance Saturday recommendation!

Look forward to seeing you here in Boston.

Jeff

Oct 31, 2018 07:27 PM #26
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Grant Schneider
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Jeff - if it were easy we probably would not have as many bad habits.

Nov 01, 2018 09:27 AM #27
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Grant Schneider I've never had many bad habits with my business....all of MY bad habits were personal...and they took me  lifetime to conquer....  now I can honestly say, I have NO bad habits...

Nov 02, 2018 06:00 AM #28
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Grant, great reading other comments on their bad habits, or identifying those they have.

Nov 02, 2018 06:33 AM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Grant. Your post is filled with reality and specifics. Well done.

Nov 02, 2018 06:36 AM #30
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Barbara - I am so impressed with your dicipline.  You are an inspiration to us all.

Joan - we all do have bad habits.

Sheila - thank you so much.

Nov 02, 2018 08:12 AM #31
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Grant.  This is something that I find quite difficult, but absolutely necessary. 

Nov 02, 2018 08:31 AM #32
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Grant - the reblog by Debbie Reynolds brought me here today for your soynd(as always)  words and direction.

Nov 02, 2018 08:41 AM #33
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Grant Schneider
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Gabe - it certainly is difficult.

Michael - thank you so much.

Nov 02, 2018 08:54 AM #34
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Determination and regular application of the good replacing the bad are winning combinations !

Nov 03, 2018 11:30 AM #35
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Grant Schneider
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Sally and David - yes, they certainly are.

Nov 04, 2018 06:32 AM #36
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I had to come back to this one because it’s so effective! May I may repost this gem? Such good stuff!

Nov 05, 2018 11:29 PM #37
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Bite size steps really can help us meet a goal, whatever it is. Thank you for your post!

Nov 17, 2018 03:19 AM #38
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Grant, we can do things in bite sized steps. It's just convincing ourselves to take that first bite. Well written.

Nov 17, 2018 12:35 PM #39
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John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
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Holy Smokes: brilliant advice and insight!!!  I needed this big time.  Thanks Grant!!  I liked this: "When you move out of your old comfort zone you will need to create a new comfort zone" and "they fail to break old habits and act because the reward was not sufficient to break the old harmful habit and credit a new one".  WOW

Nov 18, 2018 12:14 PM #40
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Laura Cerrano - yes by all means please do re post.

Kat - that is right.  Inch by inch everything's a cinch.

Mike - that first bite is the harest.

John - thanks, I am glad you found it useful.

Nov 19, 2018 06:26 AM #41
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Jan Green
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Great post Grant! I think procrastination sets in when we look at the bigger goal vs. the small steps you mention.  Smaller goals that are more easily achieved help us get to the bigger goals, ie weight loss.  Losing a pound or two a week is much easier than the bigger goal of say 20 pounds.  

Nov 20, 2018 09:58 AM #42
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