“This is my habit – I really want to change and couldn’t”. Are there times that you really want to take control to improve or alter your habits, but you couldn’t? Scott Young at his blog talks about how to master this skill – Control your habit and don’t let your habit to control you. He describes he mastery in series of five different posts:
Introduction – In the article below, we’ll start on our path to mastering our habits. First we need to really recognize what a habit actually is. From there we need to develop the ability to become aware of these habits and our ability to seek improvements in them.
Conditioning – Conditioning a habit is the primary mechanism for installing it. In this article I’ll detail some of the methods I’ve used to condition new habits to make them an effortless part of my life.
Leverage – What do you do when your habit requires more willpower than you have? In these cases, understanding the power of leverage can allow you to take a small amount of willpower to push through an incredibly difficult habit.
Replacement – Habits can’t be removed. They must be upgraded or replaced. In this article I’ll detail how we can work on replacing habits to prevent some of the unwanted side-effects caused by massive habit changes.
Experimentation – Now you will know how to change your habits more effectively and easily, you can really start pushing the boundaries for what is possible. In this article I’ll give steps for what I feel is the fundamental key from taking your habits from average to excellence.
Habitual Mastery (Series) – [Scott H. Young]