The one thing that can make or break you

MakeorBrea
I am your constant companion.  I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.  I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.  I am completely at your command. Half the things you do you might as well turn over to me and I will do them- quickly and correctly. I am easily managed- you must be firm with me.  Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically. I am the servant of great people, and alas, of all failures as well.  Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures. I am not a machine though.. I work with the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a person. You may run me for profit or run me for ruin- it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me, and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Who am I?

 

Think about that for a second.  I heard this in a sermon one day.  I promptly looked it up when I got home, as when the pastor gave us the answer, it was an honest to goodness blow and a kick in the you-know-what that I needed at the time.

Do you know the answer yet?

 

I am HABIT!

Ah ha!  Now you know where this post is going 🙂  Seriously though, read the quote again.  Is that not the truest statement you’ve ever heard?

This has been on my mind lately simply because I am struggling with a severe lack of motivation, passion and desire to do anything as of late.  I watch myself do things like not track my Points, make up excuses to cut my gym time short, reasoning with myself as to why I don’t have to hop out of bed when the alarm goes off and then take an insane amount of time to get moving, and while at the time I let it be, every single night ends the same way: with me kicking myself for the lack of productivity and passion in my day.  It’s a debilitating feeling.

I often sit and wonder what the hell happened.  Where did that fire for everything go?  I used to have these amazing habits.  Healthy habits, productive habits, etc, and all of these habits filled my happiness.  Right now, it’s like I’m living day to day, going through the motions, not feeling fulfilled and my habits are being shaped based on that feeling…and my feelings get worse as my built over my bad habits grow.  So then what do I do??

 

I am in desperate need of a habit makeover.  The only approach I can currently think of is to start listing out little habits that I can get back into today.  While I work on that list to post later this week, I would love any little suggestions you have as healthy habits you have that keep you motivated and happy.  They don’t have to be just diet and exercise related.  I need a habit makeover for my entire life right now.

It’s kind of crazy how one 5 letter word completely controls 99.9% of what you do?  Habit really is the one thing that can and will make or break you.  Right now, my habits have made me an unmotivated and unhappy and pretty unproductive person.  It’s time I tell these habits who is in charge here.

What are your habits doing to you?

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