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Why Do Habits Matter

A HABIT is "a routine or behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously" (Wikipedia)

Humans are creatures of habits. We are often even not aware of some of them as we do them automatically, subconsciously. While we certainly have some good habits, most likely, we also have some bad ones that don't serve us very well.

To be able to change our habits, we need to understand how they work. There are 4 stages of habit formation: 1. Cue (Trigger); 2. Craving; 3. Respond; 4. Reward. You can find more details also with the provided examples in this video.

Usually, we try to change our bad habits once we start to experience the negative consequences of those habits. E.g., we stop smoking, or we start eating more healthy after a doctor´s warning to change our lifestyle. But isn't it better to get rid of our bad habits before they really "break us", and form good habits that can help to "make us?" :)

The choice is always yours...

"Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do." -Sean Covey

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." -Jim Rohn


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