The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence by Dr. Robert Anthony
Steps to Create a Positive Habit
Write down the following:
-What negative habit do you desire to replace?
-What positive habit or attitude will you develop to replace it?
-What actions will you take to replace your negative habit?
-What is the easiest most logical way to do this?
-Visualize yourself as already having succeeded in changing your habit. See yourself enjoying the benefits of your new positive habit.
-Use positive affirmation to go along with the visualization.
-Observe your actions and note every time you fail to do what you promise. Remember, DO NOT condemn or scold yourself. Simply make a non-judgmental observation and allow yourself to make the necessary course correction.
-Keep a record for at least twenty-one days
**If you have established negative responses to life situations, your automatic mechanism will cause you to respond the way you have conditioned yourself to FEEL and ACT. It is advisable to monitor your responses or habit patterns by using the following three-step formula to evaluate and correct them.
1. Remove anything in your life that is not working for your good
2. See what is working for you and continue to program that into your subconscious
3. Add new things you find desirable that are likely to work for you
ACTION STEP FOR TODAY:
If you so choose, begin to work on a positive habit you would like to implement.
Quotes from: Dr. Robert Anthony, The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence (New York: The Penguin Group, 1979), pages 54-55.