The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.~William Somerset Maugham
How many times have you told yourself that starting Monday you were going to… start your new diet, go to the gym, get up an hour earlier to do, take a lunch at work, spend my time with my family, call a friend. My guess is a million. Now, how long did it last, if ever got started?? Did you make it 21 days?
Okay, so where did this 21-day concept come from? Dr. Maxwell Maltz, wrote a book entitled ‘Psycho-Cybernetics’ in the 1960’s after he observed that it took amputees about 21 days to stop feeling as though they still had their amputated limb(s). Basically it takes our brain 21 days of consistent new stimuli to forge new pathways, so for any new behavior to become a habit we need to do it consistently for 21 days.
Can you do 1 thing consistently for 21 days?
I have 2 goals for the next 21 days.
- consistently bring informative and actionable information in this blog
- read for 1 hour each day
Now that I have written this down, and make it public, I got do it. So come brain help me make it stick!