“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
― Samuel Johnson
Old Habits Die Hard!
Norm was fresh out of the army. For six years, it had been the ‘spit and polish’ routine, and “Yes Sir, No Sir” had been the way of life. Now, all that was finished, Norm was back home for a while. It felt good, having the chance to break away from all the routines and settle into the easier going life on the farm for a change. Well, that was the intention. Old habits die hard!
The first day back, and his father decided to bring in a load of firewood. While Norm and the other boys polished off breakfast, Dad put the chainsaws on the truck, along with a few crow bars and axes.
Breakfast over, the boys trooped out. Suddenly Norm called out, “Hang on a minute,” and darted back into the house. About a minute later, he reappeared, with a silly grin on his face.
“I don’t have to polish my boots for you bunch.” He said. “Let’s go!”
#Old habits die hard!
“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”
― Therese Anne Fowler, Souvenir
We all have conditioning drilled into us. Conditioning is habit – we all have habits and have had for many, many years. Our lives run by habit and that’s generally OK. Takes a lot of pressure off remembering what to do, like breathe, walk and so on. Subconscious programs are developed when we learn and develop habits. We may not even realise they are running, while they take control of our lives. Maybe we’d like to change them, but old habits die hard.
Not all conditioning or habits are good, and some may need to be changed as we outgrow them. We do outgrow habits and their subconscious programs.
Habits and subconscious programs are like railroad tracks. Hard to get off, once you get onto those rails.
Programs can fail or go wrong, without us realising until it has happened. That’s when trouble hits and we find the program no longer serves us.
Getting off tracks and out of habits and programs can be a challenge. Old habits die hard!
However, done correctly, changing an unwanted habit or program can be easy!
You just need to install a new program. Not all old habits die hard, after all!
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
― Jim Ryun
My Darling wife bought a new computer today. A beautiful object, a work of art. However, it’s useless. It has no programs installed. YET. The program is in the box, ready to download. Then, the computer will be ready to do the most amazing things for her. With the new program installed. Doing what SHE wants it to do.
This is also how to change a habit you no longer want, a habit that is running as a subconscious program in your life. Insert a different program into your computer. Change your program!
Yes, it can be done. There is a program specifically designed to enable you to change habits, simply, quickly and without getting yourself off track and into trouble. Creating a controlled environment around you, supportive, encouraging, and one that celebrates your successes and supports you into new habits and conscious programming of your mind and your life. Old habits die hard, but only when you don’t know how to change them properly!
“A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.”
― Desiderius Erasmus
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Til next time, fair winds and full sails,