“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”Benjamin Franklin
Bad habits define us as much (if not more than) our good habits.
They also double-dip: we get the downsides of doing them plus the negative effect of not doing the good alternatives instead.
For example, eating junky food not only has the downsides of upping your sweatpants from a large to a double xl, it also reduces your energy and abilities by not giving you the nutrients you need. The downsides of the bad and the lack of upsides from the good.
Same goods for all habits. A good habit provides benefits that lead to more opportunities for benefits—a bad habit produces side effects while taking away the benefits you would have received from doing the better opposite.
This can stack up in all sorts of unfortunate or fortunate ways.
This is the underlying pattern of why having money gives you more opportunities to create more money. And why your environment and the people you surround yourself with is so important to your overall wellbeing and success.
The key is replacing all of your bad habits with good ones before your bad habits take your lunch AND eat it too.
Make a list of all your habits. Big, small, conscious, subconscious—whatever you can think of.
Then, mark the ones you think are negatively impacting you. It’s okay if you aren’t one hundred percent sure.
Start with a win. What’s a low hanging fruit you can easily pick and feel good about?
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #936
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