Habit Creation Reality

Hey guys or girls…

I don’t even know who is still reading this blog but if you are reading here, then thanks!

This blog post is actually pretty short because I just made a long video on the subject so I just want to keep things balanced.

It’s on habit creation.

Either creating good habits or getting rid of bad habits.

Whether you have tried any of this in the past (I bet you did) you should know you can’t do this kind of stuff flickering off a button.

It does takes time and dedication.

You actually teach yourself how to grow out of it or into it (depending on your goal).

It’s a habit after all so it’s a gradual thing you either grow into it or get detached from it WITH baby steps.

Will you be ready for it? I do not know.

I recorded a video, it’s like 8 minutes long but it’s really conversational and not boring but then again, it’s me talking about it so I may be a bit biased towards this.

Anyway, without any further ado, here you go:

Habit Creation Video

Thanks

I don’t have anything else to say but thanks.

If you did watch the video you really deserve my time.

If you did NOT watch the video and are just going to try to ASSUME what it is on the video and get a link back to your site then think again because I’m already out of patience for these kind of people.

Let me know in the comments what do you think about this and if you have been successful overcoming a bad habit or creating a good habit for yourself.

Take care and peace to all!

Sergio

12 Responses to Habit Creation Reality

  1. Jan Koch October 17, 2013 at 2:15 am #

    Hey Sergio,

    great to see another video from you :-)

    This post really is spot-on, creating habits isn’t easy but the right habits are worth the time and struggle. I’m trying to get into the habit of using the Getting Things Done principle to organize tasks for several weeks now.

    When I’m using GTD I really get a lot of work done but sometimes my mind just falls back into the old habit of not writing tasks down but subconsciously being aware of them. And that totally kills productivity – brains are build to work and to create, not to remind in the right context and at the right time.

    I can see improvements now, as I’m defining every evening the three next important tasks for the next day.

    Getting them done before checking email / social media will be the next habit I’m going to establish ;-)

    Best regards,
    Jan

    • Sergio Félix October 17, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      Hey Jan,

      I think what you’re doing it’s pretty awesome. One of the things that actually helps a lot is awareness of a problem. As long as you can accept that there is an issue you still need to fix, then there’s a way to do it.

      Brilliant observation man, thanks! ;-)

  2. Patrick Griffin October 17, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Hey Sergio,

    Look I watched the video alright so stop being so angry.

    At 50 seconds in you say: “From this day on I’m going to…never fail again.”

    At 2’34” you say: “I actually had to teach myself how to get out of the habit of smoking tobacco.”

    At 5’54” you say: “It was a habit of having something between my fingers.”

    Obviously I could have just dipped in at these three times at random and not really listened but what would be the point of that?

    Anyway I agree with all you have said on this video. Ironically I was having a “discussion” at work today with a colleague about the importance of having the correct mindset but that is another story altogether.

    In other unrelated news I think I am going to change my blog again when I have time to get totally away from the marketing look and feel.

    Take care.

    P.

    • Sergio Félix October 17, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      Hey Pat, haha thanks for letting me know you did watch the whole video.

      I believe that if you’re feeling you should totally start from scratch with your blog, GO FOR IT man.

      When something doesn’t feels right anymore, It’s better to change and see if it got worse or better than to do nothing about it so pleeeease do it!

      Thanks for stopping by man and have a great day. ;-)

  3. Jeevan Jacob John October 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Hey Sergio,

    Both habit creation and habit destruction are hard (personally, I think habit destruction is hard). Anyways, you are right about the mindset.

    We can’t just get rid of a habit by saying that we abandoned it. It’s not going to work like that. We have to divide up, make shorter and more reasonable goals (this is the main reason why most people aren’t able to stick to their New Year Resolutions. They just write down what they want to accomplish, they don’t plan).

    Good to see that everything is going well with you :) Good luck on your habit destruction :D

    Have a good rest of the week!

    • Sergio Félix October 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

      Great observation Jeevan, planning is key here!

  4. Cararta October 18, 2013 at 2:23 am #

    How about a shave?

    Right after your cold shower.

  5. Adrienne October 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Hey Sergio,

    Yay, I watched the video and I have to agree with you. You have to change your mindset in order to do anything. It’s not just doing something every single day that will change your habits. I mean I do some things every single day but for some reason on an occasion, I’ll forget to do them one day. Don’t know why that even happens but it does.

    I’ve never had a bad habit to break but I can sympathize with you about losing weight. Twice in my life I gained about 30 pounds and “saying” you’re going to lose it and doing it is just hard. The way I am is when I put my mind to something no one can change it and I stick with what I say I’m going to do. So twice I got the weight back off and stuck to my plan. You just have to make up your mind to do it and trust me, it’s not easy to do.

    I can’t imagine having to quit smoking but I’ve had two friends of mine that made that decision, put them down and have never smoked since. I know for each of them it’s been over ten years now. To them their health was much more important.

    I’ll wish you luck and I have faith that you’ll quit for good too.

    Have a good weekend.

    ~Adrienne

    • Sergio Félix October 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Hey Adrienne, I truly believe that beating a habit is harder than beating the actual “need” for whatever the addiction is.

      I haven’t smoked in years, maybe I wasn’t clear on my video…

      Thanks for stopping by and hope you are finally kicking that damn spam in the ass! ;-)

  6. George Nieves October 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Hi Sergio,
    Think there may have been a little TMI when we learned about your cigarette habit and your bathroom breaks, but still another great video! I’ve heard both 21 days and 30 days are needed to create a new habit, but truthfully I think it usually takes me about six or eight weeks to “retrain” myself.

    • Sergio Félix October 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      Hey George, I’m sorry to disagree with you but it’s never TMI when it comes to teaching somebody else how to overcome such a strong problem like getting rid of smoking.

      And “bathroom breaks” was actually cold shower therapy to improve productivity as well lol

      I tend to disagree with all the latest fads on habit developing or getting rid of vices particularly because the fact that somebody can do it in a specific way, doesn’t necessarily means everyone is “wired” the same way just as you mentioned yourself: -it takes you 6-8 weeks to develop the new mindset-.

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out this article! ;-)

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