Aristotle had once said, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Doing something over and over again becomes a habit, from that habit becomes an act. What you do daily and the habits you build make you into the person you are and will become. “Habits set mindset. For example, say you make a promise to yourself to join the gym and build a nice summer body. The one and only thing between your dream is your will to do so and make into an everyday thing. Once you a build a habit to go to the gym on certain days, you will develop a routine. That routine builds your mindset and challenges your abilities,” says Loop. Once you’ve challenged yourself, building that habit with determination is a powerful tool.
“I have actually come across a book that I found to be incredibly useful. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. This read talks about habits and where they come from. Duhigg writes something very interesting about habits being hard-wired into our minds and brains which creates a powerful effect,” says Loop. Habits either make or break us and because of that we can see how destructive or beneficial our routines can be. Good habits build us, they make us stronger people. Habits such as: along the lines of working out, eating well, sleeping on time, organizing a schedule. Whereas bad ones, take our life away — sleeping too much, not thoroughly being decisive or not caring about yourself at this, these are in fact types of bad habits. Unless we learn to handle them and use them to our advantage we’ll never truly understand how powerful they can be. Duhigg really uses every source to explain his theories which helps the reader understand why he puts an emphasis on habits just this much.
Whatever field you are in, it’s important to make sure that you make healthy habits for everyday accomplishments. One step at a time and one day at a time, habits build when you build upon them. “This book is a self-help read for those looking to better themselves in their daily life. It’s revealing just as much as it is useful,” says Loop. Last but not least, Duhigg also mentions that other forces also make habits stick, it’s an overall concept and by grasping it and controlling it, you become more decisiveness and confident about yourself. Be confident in your ability and willpower to overcome any negative trait — turn it into a positive one!