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Ben Higgins
post Oct 31 2012, 11:26 AM
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When we think of having to begin a new pattern of behaviour we are often overwhelmed by the thought of having to commit to the long term of doing something every day. However, I think we often make it harder on ourselves by the way we look at it.

It's like brushing our teeth. If we were told when we were children, 'you've got to do this every day for the rest of your life' then it would seem overwhelming, no ? But instead, when the time comes to brush our teeth we just do it when it needs to be done, with no thought of the next time we've got to do it.

So we really only need to think of doing something once. Commit to doing something just once today.

Then tomorrow, we are renewed and we approach the new day. We commit to doing something once that day and we do it.

No thought of doing the habit over time, just do it once today and when the time comes to do it again, do it once again smile.gif


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post Oct 31 2012, 11:36 AM
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post Oct 31 2012, 01:56 PM
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Absoulutley!
If we look at anything in the sence that we are going to have to do it the rest of our lives or a long time, it can be very scary and demotivating! Breaking it down to a little bit each day makes it so much easier I find. Kinda like living each day as its own and not concerning yourself with how much still needs to be done ahead. Live for the moment, so to speak.
I find it simmilar to learning. An instrument, a skill, A language ect.. Easy does it! A little bit each day, and progress/change will happen or become second nature.


I actually just realised im in one of these processes myself!
Im not ussualy the person to be involved much in social medias and forums. Its just something I guess comes from within as i've always been a bit of a shy person. Maybe its a laziness factor too tongue.gif
But GMC Rocks! and I want to involve myself more in the forums! So everyday I have to make at least one post in the forum.
Im time perhaps, Ill probably become that annoying guy in the forum laugh.gif

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post Oct 31 2012, 02:56 PM
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You've got a task on your hands if you're going to beat me at being the annoying guy!!!

Habit is indeed a powerful thing. It takes all thought process and decision making out of the equation. It just happens

Things like going to the gym, guitar practice can become habit, so we don't even have to think about whether we want to do it, we just do it without fail, without question.

Unfortunately other things can become habit, like getting home from work and turning the TV on for the evening, picking your nose, using bad language, eating donuts.


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post Oct 31 2012, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 31 2012, 01:56 PM) *
eating donuts.


Heeeeyyy........ go easy wink.gif


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post Nov 1 2012, 11:16 PM
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That's the definition of discipline!
You just do it when it's time to do it. When you're doin it, it's not so bad - it's not thinking about it before hand - you just jump right in, cause once you started it, you're into it!



I practice at least 2 hours a day, no excuses. You can too!


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post Nov 1 2012, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 31 2012, 02:56 PM) *
You've got a task on your hands if you're going to beat me at being the annoying guy!!!


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post Nov 2 2012, 12:34 PM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Nov 1 2012, 10:16 PM) *
That's the definition of discipline!
You just do it when it's time to do it. When you're doin it, it's not so bad - it's not thinking about it before hand - you just jump right in, cause once you started it, you're into it!



I practice at least 2 hours a day, no excuses. You can too!


Brilliant video ! smile.gif


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