What Is A Habit?

Habit is a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition. In other words, something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way. 


Typically, most people think of a “habit” as being negative.

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”–Dale Carnegie

Understand that the secret to your future lies within your daily habits, so ask yourself
right now:

“Are my habits today, going to help me achieve my ‘WHY’ in life?”

This is a life-empowering question if you truly ask it,  and then listen for the answer.



“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”–Aristotle

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”–Aristotle


Definition of Habit:

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me,
and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done, and after a few 
lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men.
And, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine.
Plus, the intelligence of a man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin; it makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am a HABIT!




One of my daily habits which has become the foundation of my life is
spending 45-90 minutes each and every morning, six days a week feeding my body physically by exercising and feeding my mental spirit by reading  my Bible or listening to a motivational message. This habit perks me up for the day ahead.


Everyone washes their physical body and feeds their body each morning, nevertheless, there are still approximately  95% of people who will find an ‘excuse’ about why they can not find the “TIME” to invest in a habit of feeding their MINDS!

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”–Norman Vincent Peale

“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.”–Napoleon Hill

This goes along with the statistic that 95% of people are dead or dead broke by the age 65. I consider this particular daily habit of mine to be the driving force behind my ability to consistently maintain my intense focus on the journey of success and living a dream life.

A good habit is not usually easily maintained.  It will take purposeful action, however, if you commit today,  to begin each morning warming yourself up for the day ahead by feeding your mental spirit,as well as your physical body,  you can be sure that your entire life will change in a positive fashion very quickly.

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

It can be expressed as driving a race car with the emergency brake on and then trying to move forward, but you find that you can’t move.  Instead, you remain in the same location with your wheels spinning, burning up, making a lot of noise, but never going anywhere!  When in all actuality, all you have to do is to ‘release the brake’ and you will fly towards your ‘WHY’ in life!!

Your entire future lies in your daily habits—positive or negative. You have the most powerful force  in your hands, the ability to decide what your habits will  be.


What Is A Habit?  Habit is your constant companion, which will either reinforce you or break you down.  The choice of course is yours.

“Winning is habit.  Unfortunately, so is losing.”–Vince Lombardi

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  • Thanks DeAnn and Aya for your comments and shares.  A great evening to you.

  • Hi Angela, great PR, thanks for sharing, enjoyed reading, liked and shared, have a bless week

  • Thank you Terri, Merle, Timnothy and Sandy for your comments and shares.  Yes Terri I know which one I am.  Blessings to all..

  • Excellent post, Angela with some very on target quotes.  Thank you for sharing.

  • Amazing post Angela,will share for more to see.

  • Brilliant Angela and love the Brian Tracey quote.  I was lucky enough to attend an event a few years ago when he came to the UK.  Great guy.  Liked and shared.

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    Yes Angela this is a great post. I always say this "People form habits and habits form futures." Here's another one for you "Successful people make a habit of doing things they don't like to do." The 1% difference - Do 1% more because it makes all the difference. I know which one I am, how about you? I am sharing this on the Syndication Express blog so this post is getting massive exposure.

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