title:We Are Creatures Of Habit

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author:Paul Hegarty
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:19

We’re creatures of habit. Even if we know that a certain activity does nothing for us, we continue doing it anyway.
We tend not to look for alternatives. It’s a lot easier to do the same thing day after day, but do we ever ask ourselves why we do it? Do we ever open ourselves up to alternatives? Why do we do the same things over and over?
You may notice as you get older doing new stuff is harder. We are not as willing to do new things because there is a certain level of comfort in what you know. Again all I am saying is, see the facts as they are – without giving yourself a hard time. The facts themselves will bring about action.
Take baby steps. I will give you an example. I do not like doing accounts. I have so much to track that it becomes a nightmare especially when I keep putting it off. So here is what I do. I allocate 20 minutes a day to doing my books. I look at my clock and away I go. If I thought about all that I have to do: I would get nothing done, I just do what I can in a given time frame.
It’s always good to have alternative routes. Habits are not bad or good, they are habits. Habit implies doing the same thing over and over. See this fact. Realize that in this state you are doing nothing new.
Life is not about doing nothing new. Life is creation and far beyond any word I can use to explain it, so do not get caught up in words. Just open your mind to possibilities and take action.


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