How to Permanently Develop a New Habit.

The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act — Orison Swett Marden

Remember that moment you decided to stop eating McDonald's or any fast food, or on new year’s eve when you held that last lonely cigarette and took the last deep breathe while savoring the smell emanating from the smoke as you promised yourself it was your very last? then two days later you said, “Screw it!!”

What makes us quit just after few days of starting a new habit?

After reading the book the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I finally found the answer I had been searching unsuccessfully for quite a while.

How long does it take to develop a new habit?

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How to permanently develop a new habit?

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Why do we fail 98% of the time we decide to create a new habit?

Pause for a second to ponder about this question. Think deeply why for example you have never truly stopped smoking cigarettes even after promising yourself, or why you have not started eating more veggies instead of KFC.

What do you do in such circumstances?

You simply quit. You tell yourself it’s too hard, it’s not worth it and scuttle back home with your tail between your legs in utter frustration and disappointment.

Phase 1: The First 10 days

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Phase 2: 11–20 Days

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Phase 3: 21–30 Days

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The Takeaway

Developing a new habit is more about developing mental strength than doing the actual activity. I had no idea about this and that is why every time I wanted to create a new habit I failed miserably and felt worse than I was before.

What new habit do you want to develop right this moment as you are reading this article?

Leave a response in the comment section and I will gladly encourage you to keep going as there is joy at the other side of pain.

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