The Power of Habit: Installing winning habits into your life

Figure climbing the stairs of new habits and leaving behind old habits

Your life is the product of the moment-to-moment choices you make. By working on instilling winning habits into your life you can achieve the direction or the path you’ve always desired. Eliminate your bad habits and instil needed positive habits in your life, and you can take your life in any direction you desire, to the heights of your greatest imagination. Let me show you how…

Human beings are creatures of habit. Aristotle wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do.” Merriam Webster defines habit as “an acquired mode of behaviour that has become nearly or completely involuntary.” Psychological studies reveal that 95 per cent of everything we feel, think, do and achieve is a result of a learned habit or trait. Our habits and routines allow us to use minimal conscious energy for everyday tasks that is a general factor of intelligence. They help reduce decision making and handle most situations well. For example, brushing your teeth in the morning, putting on a seat belt in a car and healthy eating habits. Since we don’t have to think about the mundane, we can focus our mental energy on more creative and enriching thoughts. Habits can be helpful as long as they are good habits. A daily routine built on good habits is what separates the most successful people from everyone else. Their habits take them in the direction of becoming more informed, more knowledgeable, more competent, better skilled and better prepared. We, too, can instil good habits and become a person with winning traits.

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Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.

Dr Resham Satyani

Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.