Stephen King is the most successful author in the history of the world. He’s written more words than most people READ in a lifetime.
Stephen King writes every day.
Some years ago he was in an accident. He was in bed and couldn’t write for two weeks. When he was finally able to return to his word processor HE HAD FORGOTTEN HOW TO WRITE!
It took him weeks of writing daily to get back up to speed.
If you want to be successful in Martial Arts (or anything else) you’ve got to practice every day. The amount of time you spend is unimportant - just five minutes is sometimes enough.
How To Create A Habit
Habit is another word for addiction.
Some habits support us; others hurt. We are all creatures of habit.
It’s hard to start a new habit from scratch. It’s easier to hook a new habit to one you’ve already got.
I drink coffee every day.
I wanted to meditate every day. I used coffee to develop my meditation habit. I simply hooked my meditation time to the end of my coffee time. Now, whenever I finish my second cup of coffee I know it’s time to meditate.
What do you want to make into a habit?
Take a look at the things you do everyday. Link your new habit to something you are already doing daily.
Want to develop a daily habit of gratitude?
Try listing things you're thankful for while you brush your teeth.
Want to exercise daily?
Try going for a walk every day after you eat lunch.
If you do something every single day it becomes a habit. Your life becomes the sum total of the habits you form.
How To Break A Bad Habit
STOP doing it everyday.
It’s impossible to quit a bad habit (addiction). You’ve got to turn your addiction into something less. You’ve got to turn your addiction into a behavior.
When you skip days you end up with a behavior; not a habit.
If you drink too much you don’t have to quit. Just get out of the habit of drinking every day.
If you smoke; you don’t have to quit that either. Just skip a day every now and then.
Anything you do not do every day will begin to lose it’s power. Eventually it will be easier and easier to skip days. Sometimes you’ll even forget to do your bad habit. When you stop doing things every day they are easy to let go of.
Remember; anything you do every day becomes an addiction. Skipping a day or two takes its power away.
When you skip days you convert your addiction to a behavior.
Behaviors are easy to change; sometimes they stop all by themselves.
Whatever you want to be in life you should practice every day. If there is something you don't like all you have to do is skip a day. Just skipping a day starts the process of breaking your addiction.
What are you going to skip today?