Habits harm personal progress. They stifle opportunity and can breed complacency when habits shut off learning, exploration, and the discovery of new ideas.
Some habits are beneficial; you know what and when to do specific tasks. Automatically this averts many mundane decisions. On the other hand, automatic attachment to habit can actually induce stress if new situations confound you because you are so habit-bound.
Read a book upside down or right to left for a few minutes. Use your non-dominant hand, memorize a poem, drive down a different street, explore a new place. Engage your mind differently so that you interrupt restraining habits.
Sow an act, and you reap a habit.
Sow a habit, and you reap a character.
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. ~G. D. Boardman
Restrictive habits are made to be broken.
Opportunity Step: Take a new route home today.
(This is an excerpt from the book, Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! Buy your copy today for the rest of the story. Free shipping)