Believe You Can Change Your Habits

habits Nov 02, 2021

Believe you can change your habits

I was not convinced that beliefs had a huge impact on habits until I read The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton. Lipton is a former medical school professor and research scientist who examined the mechanism by which cells receive and process information, and after years of research, he found that biology adapts to our beliefs.

According to his research, our beliefs control our behavior—and can even control our genes. By changing our behavior, we can change our habits and consequently our lives.

If you believe—truly believe—you can change your old habits or introduce new ones, that belief will control your behavior. Because of that, I would recommend that you primarily work on those habits that you believe you can change or introduce into your life.

For example, let’s say I want to establish a habit of daily exercise. First of all, I very much believe and know that I can establish this habit.   I also believe that I will find the time to do it. If need be, I will stop doing something else that is less important to me at this point. If nothing works, I believe I can wake up 20 minutes earlier than usual to establish this habit. I strongly believe (and this is actually a fact) that this habit will help me improve my overall well-being. Therefore, my belief will drive my behavior toward achieving this habit and putting it in place.

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Which of your habits do you believe you can change? Why? Which new habit can you introduce into your life? Why? Do you really believe you can do this?

List those habits and make a commitment.

Braco Pobric is an Internationally Recognized Positive Psychology Expert, Executive Coach, and Corporate Trainer. He is the bestselling author of Habits and Happiness: How to Become Happier and Improve Your Wellbeing by Changing Your Habits. Braco is a founding member and Chief Happiness Officer of the Life Success Academy, Certified Positive Psychology Master Trainer, and former globally Certified Trainer and Business Coach for Dale Carnegie Training. He trained over 60,000 Students in 172 countries.

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