Day 21: Build Long-lasting routines & Habits
It takes 18 to 254 days to form a new habit, an average of 66 days and not 21 days commonly known. Forming new habits is very challenging. What was originally difficult doing becomes automatic once you build a habit and sustain it. When something becomes part of your routine, it becomes hard to experience resistance.
When working on your goals, remind yourself that it will be difficult in the first few months, once you build a proper habit, it gets easier. Only permanent habits guarantee lasting success and so the key is to develop long lasting routines and habits. If for example you want to build muscles, not thinking exercise as a permanent part of your weekly routine may not yield much. If you keep switching days when you have to do exercises will not give you what you want. Consistent activities is what will guarantee you success, not merely self-control alone which is temporally and impermanent in nature.
Your current scenario maybe difficult and you are trusting the process, you are on a path of understanding and you hope the pain you are going will soon make sense. You are holding on to faith. You know that you are bigger than anything that happens to you, you know you can rise above all the pains to experience your true strength and you are growing to become the person you are destined to be. You only now keep pushing with your winning habits and routines.
To make this a reality, build on habits that will push you forward and since the fear is going to remain no matter what you do, fleeing, worrying and anxiety makes no sense. Just start and remain consistent.
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