By Dan Robey
you know that
habits are incredibly powerful tools for personal growth and success?
about the habits you have now and how they affect virtually every
aspect of your life. Your weight and health are determined by your
Your relationships with people
are determined by your
social habits. Your success at work is determined by your work
sleeping habits that dictate how well you sleep. You have sexual
habits. You even have buying habits; just take a look around your house
and you will quickly see them.
Our character, health and
virtually every aspect of our lives are indeed determined by our habits.
you ask ten people on the street what the word habit means, nine out of
ten will tell you that a habit is a negative action that people do over
and over again, like smoking, or procrastinating, or eating too
Bad habits get
all the press.
Let’s look at the results of
just one bad habit:
Every year, over 400,000 people
lose their lives to
smoking-related illnesses in the United States.
Imagine then, the
negative power that exists in just that one bad habit. It is staggering.
I want you think about an even greater power, a power that can bring
you success, health and happiness; a power for positive, permanent, and
automatic personal growth: the power of positive habits.
Let’s look a little closer at
the meaning of the word habit. Random House dictionary defines habit in
Habit: An acquired
behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost
The important words in this definition are acquired and almost
me ask you a question. When is the last time you sat down and said to
yourself, "Today I am going to add a new habit to my life?" I would
venture to guess that you have probably never said those words.
read this article, you will see how easy it is to add positive habits
to your life and the great power they have to change it.
about the words almost involuntary. This means the habit is so powerful
in your mind that it is almost unstoppable! With respect to bad habits
like smoking, procrastination, and overeating, this is very bad. But
with positive habits, this is very, very good.
What is a
positive habit? A positive habit is simply a habit that produces
positive benefits, actions and attitudes you want to acquire and make a
part of your life.
is there such great power in positive habits to effect change?
habits, by their very nature, are automatic. After a period of time
they can become permanent.
So how do we go about adding new
positive habits to our life? It’s really quite easy. You simply
begin repeating an action, attitude or thought process every day for at
least 21 days.
has shown that an action that is repeated for a minimum of 21 days is
likely to become a permanent habit. Remember that positive habits have
positive benefits and you will reap those benefits for as long as you
maintain that habit.
now that we know what positive habits are, and how to acquire them,
let’s look at some simple positive habits from the book [The
Power of Positive Habits] that
help you reach your goals and have a healthier body.
Positive Habit #53 - Make
it a habit to set goals
we are talking about goals, what better habit could you have then the
habit of setting goals? Did you know that the most successful people
all share the common positive habit of goal setting?
study was done to determine the importance of goal setting. College
students who had gone on to achieve great success in business were
asked to list their habits.
students who had made a habit of setting goals were in the top 3% of
earnings in the population! It is almost impossible to overestimate the
value of goal-setting as a positive habit.
setting is simple, yet 97% of the population never do it. By making
goal setting a positive habit, you can start placing yourself in the
top 3% of the population of successful people.
Here are some simple steps to help you start making goal setting a
- Define your goals, write them down, and be very specific; capture
your goals on paper. It is amazing how many people never take the time
to write down exactly what it is they want in life. Remember, you
can’t hit a target if you don’t have one.
Step 2 - Determine what
the time line is for reaching your goals; set specific deadlines for
Step 3 - Identify any
obstacles that may stand in your way, list them, and state how you plan
to overcome them.
Step 4 - Make a list of
the people and/or organizations who will help you reach your goals.
Positive Habit #3 - Take
Flax Every Day for a Healthy, Trim Body and Lower Cholesterol!
What is flax?
is a blue-flowering plant known for its oil-rich seed. People have been
eating flaxseed since ancient times, it has a pleasant, nutty flavor.
The health benefits of flaxseed and flaxseed oil are significant and
for that reason this habit is recommended as a primary habit for health
and a trim and fit body.
Here are some of the benefits of
flaxseed and flaxseed oil:
contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Several studies have shown
that flaxseed can help to lower cholesterol in the same way that other
soluble fiber foods like oat bran and fruit pectin do.
study at the University of Toronto showed that total cholesterol levels
dropped 9% and LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) decreased 18% among a group
of women who ate milled flaxseed cooked into bread every day for a
period of 4 weeks.
is one of the richest sources of lignans and alpha-linolenic acid.
Studies suggest that lignans may help to prevent certain cancers.
Flaxseed is one of the few plants in the plant kingdom that provide a
high ratio of alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) to linoleic
(omega-6 fatty acids), it is an excellent source of healthy
A new study has confirmed that the positive habit of taking flax seed
daily can help you get a trim and fit body.
interviewed Dr. Sam Bhathena, a researcher at the Phytonutrients
Laboratory of the US department of Agriculture, he said, "we have
observed that flax seed meal is much more effective in lowering
cholesterol then soy. Several other studies have shown that in general,
omega-3 fatty acids,lower lipid deposition, and help in reducing body
Omega-3 fatty acids
— More than half the fat contained in flaxseed is omega-3 fatty
acid type, an essential fatty acid. There have been numerous studies
reporting the health benefits of consuming omega-3 fats.
studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids which are abundant in flax
seed can help protect you from coronary artery disease, stroke, high
blood pressure, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Studies on the
effects of flax seed on breast cancer are now under way. Omega-3s can
also help boost your metabolism, helping your body to burn calories
Flax is available as raw seed, ground seed and also as
an oil which is made by cold pressing flax seeds. You can purchase raw
flax seed, ground flax seed and flax seed oil at most health food
stores. The easiest way to incorporate flax seed into your diet is to
buy ground flax seed meal and add it to your food.
· Substitute for cooking oil or shortening in baked goods.
· Add ground flax seed to pancakes, waffles and cereals.
· Put ground flax seed on salads.
is a great recipe for a super health shake. Make a protein shake with 8
ounces of your favorite juice such as apple or orange, add 2
tablespoons of flax seed oil, 2 tablespoons of soy powder, 1 tablespoon
of lecithin, fresh fruit such as bananas, papayas or blueberries. Blend
with a hand blender or an electric blender.
power shake will provide you with the health benefits of soy;
omega-3’s, fiber, antioxidants, and enzymes from the fruit, and
the fat loss benefits of lecithin.
Imagine how your life would change if you could put it on AUTOPILOT and
reach all of your goals automatically!
Now you can with "The Power of Positive
As you use this program you will discover:
. How you can "Reach Your Goals" Automatically!
. How you can "Achieve Greater Success" Automatically!
. How you can "Lower your Cholesterol" Automatically!
. How you can "Reduce Cancer Risks" Automatically!
. How you can "Improve your Health" Automatically and more!
"If greater success, improved self-esteem and happiness
are your life destinations, The Power of Positive Habits can take you
"This is a simple but powerful
program that can transform your life."
– Jack Canfield - NY Times
Best-selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and The
courtesy of author]
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