[Video] Forming Habits: Don’t get discouraged. Failure isn’t final.
MICHELLE SMALENBERGER, CFP ®
Let’s quickly talk about something that can happen as you’re working toward goals you’ve set. This is simply the attitude of being discouraged.
Today as you’ve started to make a change in your habits you may start off strong. After a few days of progress something happens to get you off track. Then you get back on track for a while and move forward only to get off track again. And this crazy cycle of trying and failing progresses.
The biggest factor to forming new habits is that you don’t stop trying! At the point where you actually stop trying to change a habit for good, you’ve accepted failure.
You can always get back up and keep striving toward what you want to accomplish. Remember that in the book Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean his research shares that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. After you’ve developed a new habit that you should find it becomes easier to keep moving ahead toward your goal! There won’t be as many days where you have to pick yourself up to keep going.
You’re not really failing until you decide that you’re not going to keep trying to do something different!
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