Did you know that you need to repeat a desired habit 66 times for it to become an actual habit?
Research lead by a team at the University College London has discovered that it takes an average of 66 days or repeating something 66 times to develop a habit.
Do you really want to find yourself wondering what if you would have just tried?
Statements such as. “I am not good at weight lifting” or “I am not naturally athletic”, “I am not computer savvy” lastly “I am not a good runner” Etc.. These are just some examples of how we create our future. If this sounds like you then chances are you are limiting yourself. If these are the types of statements you generate into the universe then you will definitely look back someday and wonder “WHAT IF?”.
You may not be too good at something but do not let that be the reason you don’t even try. Not trying means failing before you even gave yourself a chance. If you keep doing something at least 66 times you will become good at it and it will become a habit.
Habits are formed through repetition. So, what are you repeating on a daily basis? Is it in line with your goals? Why not take a moment and realize where you are and think about where you want to be? Then acknowledge the limitations you set for yourself before you even give yourself a fair shot at trying.
We live in a cruel and punishing world where people that feel we are not capable, or do not believe in us are in every corner. Why make yourself your own worst enemy? You are what you believe you can do. If you want to do something whether it is losing weight, loving more, being more loving don’t hold back. Make it happen. Be part of the solution not the problem. Be the change you seek at work, at play, and in love. Sometimes things do not come natural to us because we can’t possibly be good at everything. This is a normal part of the process. It may feel weird to give someone you love a hug. Why? Because you’re not doing it enough. Why does waking up and brushing our teeth come natural? Because we have been doing it since we were taught to do it.
There is a huge price to pay for not believing in your own capabilities. If you are at an age where you are healthy enough to be a better runner, then do it. Someday you will be an old person that is not physically capable of running and you will want to run and you will not be physically able to run and it will be too late. You will live a life of regrets and it will be too late for a lot of things. I am referring to running in my example but there are much more serious examples I can reference such as not having loved or hugged someone while they were still alive. Don’t let the excuses you give yourself be what stands between the person you are and the person you want to be. Be who you want to be NOW when you have the choice to do so. The choices life gives you will become less and less as time passes and you never want to wonder “WHAT IF?”.