What separates those who achieve one feat after another and live happily from those who only wish they could be happy and prosperous? Is it by design that some people are just not cut out for the kind of success that almost everyone desires? Or is it something that the successful do that those who don’t succeed don’t?
Well, one thing I can assure you is that success, abundance and happiness are not genetic. It is not that you either have it at birth or you don’t. Everyone can be successful and happy; the only difference lies in the things that people do that bring success and happiness or the opposite. Well, it isn’t one particular thing that you do that brings you prosperity and happiness but a blend of the many things that you do every single day greatly determines how your life turns out. This set of things is what’s referred to as habits. As such, I can put it just like Aristotle put it: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is then, not an act, but a habit.” Brian Tracy, one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers and author, put it in another way; “successful people are those with successful habits”. I could add on my bit too: “happy people are those with happy habits”
Therefore, if you want the kind of success and happiness that you are looking for, you have to invest in building habits that propel you to success, happiness and abundance. While there are countless habits that you ought to strive to build so that they work together to transform your life for the better, the truth is that working towards building the 30 habits that we will discuss next will drastically change your life for the better in ways you’ve never imagined. And this book will show you exactly what to do to build the right set of habits. In the end, you will realize that this quote by Charles Duhigg has a lot of truth in it; “There’s nothing you can’t do if you get the habits right.”
All habits follow a 3 step process. This process is made up of 3 elements that are also known as the 3R’s of habit change: reminder, routine and reward.
Reminder: This is the signal that reminds you of a certain habit so you engage in it. It could be a certain time of the day, a person, an activity, a behavior, a mood or anything else that makes you recall a specific habit and execute it. For instance, if you offer a prayer of gratitude the minute you get up from bed daily, waking up is your cue to practice this good habit.
Routine: It is the habit itself that you are prompted to engage in after the reminder occurs. For instance, in the previous example, saying your prayer of thanks is the routine triggered by its reminder.
Reward: This is the precise element that makes you stick to a habit for a long time. Whether it is a good or a bad habit, you do it for a certain reward. It could be monetary, physical, emotional or psychological. For instance, it is likely you have a habit of offering a prayer of gratitude each morning because it makes you feel content with your life and allows you to focus on your blessings. This is your reward for continuing with that good habit.
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