Our Habits Create Our Destiny

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

If you want to know why your life is where it is today, look at your past habits. If you want to know where your life will be 10 years from today, look at your current habits.

If you have a habit of eating junk food, it's going to affect your health. If you have a habit of procrastinating, it's going to affect your level of success. The difference between those who are successful in life and those who are failures in life comes down to what they do on a daily basis.

Is it hard to go to the gym just once? Of course not. Is it hard to do it consistently for the rest of your life? It will be at first, but once that action becomes a habit, it's easy. Ask anyone who's working out for years if it's a struggle for them to hit the gym and they'll tell you it's like brushing their teeth, it's automatic.

The point is simple. If you want your life to change, look at your habits. Create the necessary ones and eliminate the counter productive ones. Once you've done that, let time do the rest.

Motivational Messages to Help You Take Action

If there is one thing that will change your life, it's taking action. Learning more is great but if you learn something and don't put it into action, it's pointless. One of the biggest challenges when it comes to creating a habit is getting yourself to stick with the actions until it becomes a habit. This is where having the right mindset comes in.

When your mind is on your side, during those times when you feel lazy and would rather not do what you know you're supposed to do, you'll be able to get yourself to do it anyway. When it's not on your side, it will come up with the most convincing reasons to put things off. Anyone who had to wake up early on a weekend to hit the gym on a cold morning only to stay in the warm, cozy bed knows how convincing their mind can be.

One way to get your mind on your side is to override it by constantly feeding your mind with empowering thoughts of action.