Who are you? How do you define yourself? How would you describe yourself?
Do you like your answers? The words you choose, the associated mental pictures and feelings powerfully impact your life! In effect, they are a form of self programming. Your body and your sub-conscious hear every word you say and believe most everything you say and tend to take you literally, so be careful!
We tend to try to form new habits and develop new behaviors through some combination of will-power and self-control. All well and good but let me suggest you add another ingredient.
Consider changing your self-concept first. As you change your self-definition, letting your thoughts evolve toward a new, more empowering, capable identity you will find it easier to adopt new behaviors that align with that new identity.
“Change your mind, change your life.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky
“The most effective way to change your habits is not focus on what you want to achieve but on who you want to become.” – James Clear, Atomic Habits, “An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones”
“Be the witness of your thoughts. Your greatest enemy may be your own unguided thoughts.” – Buddha
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier