“Habit is the best of all servants or the worst of all masters” – Nathaniel Emmons
It is said that anything if you do for three weeks it becomes a habit. No one really knows where the 21-day originated. But as per some observation by researchers, it takes 21 days to develop a habit. Habits are basically patterns of behavior that become embedded into our brains. Though there are no experiments but few empirical evidences to support the 21-day theory.
The reality is that a habit is easier to make than break. If making a new habit is easier than breaking an old habit, so why not make more new habits which can supersede the old habits.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle
Habits are a potent force controlling our body & mind. These are acts performed repeatedly without conscious thinking or try. Our feelings and actions are a result of our thought & habit. Habits governors our thoughts, feelings, behaviors which in turn dictate how we live and all other areas of our lives.
Habits ultimately shape our character and destiny. Therefore, to succeed in life, one must learn how to develop good habits that will make success out of us and curtail poor habits that break us.
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they’re too strong to be broken” – Samuel Johnson
Note: Makeup & Breakup @ Chapter 21