If you have a habit of eating unhealthy foods and avoiding the gym, you are not alone. When age 50 starts to creep up on people, their health becomes a primary concern. So, suppose that the goal that you have set for yourself is to lose 30 pounds and eat healthier. You don’t want to set goals or develop habits that are negatives. You want to create positive habits instead.
The reason for this is simple: when you try to change bad habits, you are taking something away from yourself – something you very likely enjoy. Instead, form good habits that will automatically replace the bad habits. That way, you are giving yourself something good and not taking anything away – at least in your mind. The difference is subtle but it really will make a difference.
So, when it comes to identifying habits for success for this example, let’s start with what you don’t want to do.