Habits shape your future success. When you make a habit you are burning a groove like on a CD-recordable in the computer of your subconscious mind. For instance, when you start a new job and you have not yet developed good working habits, you just watch your co-workers and do what they do. Taking hour lunches, frequent breaks, talking on the phone, grouping together and gossiping are optional habits. Maybe your co-workers do not need to make that much money or maybe they do want to make a lot of money and do not know how to. Or maybe they are just working in sales temporarily to make just enough money to take care of some current need so they opt for these habits, which will not do them any good.
New habits will imprint memory grooves in your subconscious mind and you will find yourself acting on them over and over like your co-workers do. You have to stop poor working habits right now! With self-discipline you must impose strict working habits on yourself so they will become subconscious habits for success and you will do them naturally. As with a good habit like brushing your teeth, these habits will govern your day on the sales floor. Your conscious mind believes a repetitive thought is a habit that it cannot remove or get away from.
If you keep repeating the same action over and over it gives power to that new habit and it will burn a habit groove in your subconscious mind. The computer of the mind will play those CD’S of habits time after time just like if you are pressing the repeat button on a CD player. And your own body acts in response to those habits with obsession and compulsion without your permission. You can also compare repetitious habits with the groves on a phonograph record that have recorded your habits with the needle of your subconscious mind playing them over and over.
You can change your bad habits or get rid of them because they are your own thoughts being repeated by you. You brought them into existence and you can destroy them and smash them to smithereens with willpower. “Habit enemies” can force you against your will to act against your right behavior. Habits can be formed like dough in a mold. When the dough is wet and soft it is pliable like your mind.
When the dough is heated in the mold, it is set and becomes solid so as with your habits being firmly set with the repetitions of your thoughts. Refuse to feed bad habits by starving them the nourishment of additional wrong actions and with the help of visualization and repeating new good habits over and over, it will add fuel to your willpower, hence your success is assured in the amount of your new found strength. Remember environment is strong but your willpower ought to be stronger to succeed in any endeavor. If you think you lack willpower, the way to develop it is by determination. “I won’t do this” or “I will do this.” Focus your will power on these simple but powerful thoughts daily.