In an ideal situation, being able to replace a bad habit with a good habit should be easy to do.
As our habits are ingrained in us, to change them will require discipline and commitment.
If we want to know if we have bad habits we need to replace, we should review our present results. If we aren’t happy with our present results, chances are we have habits that aren’t serving us.
As awareness is the first step to making any lasting change, we must recognise the habits not serving us. When we notice the habits we’d like to replace, we have to learn how to make new habits stick.
The Costs of Failing to Replace a Bad Habit
It’s one thing to know we have a bad habit; it’s another thing to continue on with it. If we choose not to replace a bad habit with a good habit, it will:
- Affect our self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Cause us to trust ourselves less.
- Affect others we associate with regularly or who depend on us.
- Lead to other costs either physically, financially or emotionally.
- Slow our progress towards what we want.
To improve continuously, we have to replace our bad habits with good habits.