To make positive changes in one’s life, it’s important to develop healthy habits and turn them into good habits. Getting healthy habits into your life may not be easy, but it is possible with the right amount of motivation, self-discipline, and determination.
Here are 30 of the most inspirational, game-changing quotes about habits that will sharpen your attention, keep you committed to forming healthy routines, and give you the extra push you need to make significant transformations in your life.
All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.
You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future.
First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Replacing just a few key negative habits with a few positive habits can easily be the difference between being mostly unhappy and being happy almost all of the time.
Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound and turn into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.
I have learned that champions aren’t just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits.
By developing and practicing good habits each day, you affirm that you do have control over the very core of your life in the midst of the chaos.
Habits are difficult to break, but they’re not impossible. Learning how to rework your vocabulary and train yourself to stop saying, “I can’t,” will take time, but you can do it.
Good habits can be developed through repetition. By incorporating behaviors, task and attitude to the regular routines, they usually become a habit, thus becoming natural and virtually effortless.
The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you need to either change your habits or change your dream
John C. Maxwell
If you believe you can change – if you make it a habit – the change becomes real.
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
Habits stay with you even when you don’t have the motivation.
You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
A habit is the intersection of knowledge, skill, and desire. Knowledge is the ability to know what needs to happen, skill is the ability to do what needs to happen, and desire is the motivation to do what needs to be done. Without all three a habit cannot be formed.
Stephen R. Covey
Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.
First we form habits then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you.
An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.
Try and keep on trying until that which seems difficult becomes possible and that which seems only possible becomes habit and a real part of you.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is—I will form good habits and become their slave.
It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them either. They keep you.
Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it.
The truth is, you don’t break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one.