35 Quotes About Changing Bad Habits

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It can be difficult to make positive changes for yourself. These quotes about changing bad habits help to highlight the struggle we all go through as we try to become a little more disciplined in life.

“A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.”

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.”

“Character is simply habit long continued.”

“Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you.”

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

“Freely chosen, discipline is absolute freedom.”

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.”

“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.”

“How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.”

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

“If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot.”

“Imagine who you want your kids to become. Be that.”

“In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.”

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

“It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting.”

“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”

“People build up a life, it becomes unsatisfactory, and they want to figure out how to change it like an outfit on a doll. But you can’t change life from the outside. We all know this now.”

“Successful people are simply those with success habits.”

“Take full responsibility for your environment and behaviors. Everything you do sets you up for success or puts another obstacle in your way.”

“The best way to stop a bad habit is to never begin it.”

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.”

“The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.”

“The habit of doing more than is necessary can only be earned through practice.”

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

“The philosophy of lifestyle design is actually quite simple. It suggests that there are limitless ways to arrange and configure your life and that the logistics of living are much more flexible than most of us can imagine.”

“The successful man is the average man, focused.”

“Unless you’re a real anomaly, your lifestyle has already been designed.”

“We are stereotyped creatures, imitators and copiers of our past selves.”

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

“We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can…in the acquisition of a new habit, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided initiative as possible. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life.”

“Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.”

“You can’t make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.”

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”

Sometimes things are not as bad as they seem and we are left to regret nothing at all.

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