Jim Rohn once said, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
With any opportunity, we get motivated. We get inspired. We are now part of the big motivation wave. The fear of the old habit kicking back in is lurking in the background.
This must be overcome. It can be overcome only by taking advantage of the motivation wave. We all know practice makes us perfect. A new goal requires repeated performance. Enthusiasm and motivations are just a beginning. Commitment is difficult and must be cultivated and converted into an effortless habit.
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.”
— Samuel Johnson
To focus on the new set of activities that create a new habit of automatism, let us seek out and avoid unnecessary activities and routines and clear our calendar for the next 90 days.
To make the habits stronger let us participate in the daily, weekly and individual and group practices as much as possible. Let us tie ourselves to a set of commitment devices. Create or join a group that meditates daily, weekly. Create or join a group that reads weekly. Look for a trainer and meditate with them weekly. Use the audios and videos to keep yourselves on track.
“What gets measured gets improved”
How do we measure what we do? We keep a diary. We keep a 90-day Heartfulness Calendar. If not for anyone else, let it hang in our bathrooms and closets. This is to adjust and make improvements.
If needed let us make tiny incremental progress daily. If starting is 10%, if we improve 1% daily in the next 90 days, in the end, we reach 100%.
“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.”
Most importantly, this opportunity is like no other opportunity. Daaji, the Heartfulness Guide, has promised his support. This is perhaps the game changer. To avail of this game-changing possibility, we must be in the game.
Get in the game. Let’s practice sincerely, prayerfully and repeatedly till we succeed!