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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Jackson

Discipline is what we all think we need more of. We fail to realize we need more good habits which automate our life. As we create each habit using discipline, once it becomes a habit we can use that discipline for something else.

It will be difficult to start a new routine and keep at it until it becomes a habit, about sixty-six days. Then we can move onto the next thing we want to do to improve our life?

Where can the new habit fit into our life? What is the thing we do now, that our new habit could follow, so the thing we already do, becomes the trigger for what we want to add to our life?

It does take discipline and perseverance to build new habits. The good news is once they become a habit we can use that discipline and perseverance somewhere else. It might be hard to get up and exercise but it won’t always be hard, once it has become a habit it is a routine we just do.

All the people we think have discipline have used discipline to build good habits but their life is not one big exercise in discipline. They automate and they built those habits over time, and so can we.

The truth won’t set us free – until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. Margaret Heffernan

We need to focus on what we want to achieve, and break it down into small habits we can develop and automate.

Have you heard of the book The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach? The premise is we automate what we need to do. Investing money is what we need to do in the case of becoming an automatic millionaire. The author knows if we have to think about the money every month it might go towards something else, but if we automatically have that money go into an account, we don’t have to think about it. There are tables to decide what amount must be invested each month to reach the goal, depending on the time allocated to reach it and the expected return.

We often make life hard for ourselves, we talk ourselves out of doing things that are totally doable. We can accomplish so much, but we need to choose what we want to accomplish. If we want to fit things into our lives we can find a way to create habits and automate our goals. Then we need to move onto the next goal. If we keep this up throughout our life, what we accomplish will astound us.

We all have untapped potential. We all have things we’d like to do we haven’t gotten around to doing yet. What are we waiting for? If not now, when?

Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word to those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy. Napoleon Hill

Thank you for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you will come back and read some more. Have a blessed day filled with gratitude, good habits, and love.

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