I’ve read studies over the years that say it takes 21 days to build a habit or to break one, but I’m calling bullshit on that. 21 days is only 3 weeks. 3 weeks is not nearly long enough to build a lifelong, life-altering habit.
It’s just long enough to be excited and to throw ourselves into something all jazzed up and blindly hopeful!
Then life gets in the way as it always will and we forget or skip it or simply throw in the towel because the change we want is just too complicated in the moment so we end up feeling like a failure again.
I’m of the mindset that the 3-week people don’t realize how hard it is to make lifelong change. It builds us up to believe that change is so simple and so easily captured that we are just silly little messes to not be able to give something 3 teeny weeks! It sounds do-able and goes right along with the instant gratification we are all used to in this day and age.
But 3 weeks is not enough.
Change takes time and effort until it no longer does.
So how long does it take to make real, unshakeable change?
It’s a simple as that.
If we want to improve our circumstances. If we want to learn something new. If we want to stop bad behavior. If we want to change our lives….
We have to be prepared to do or not do that thing….until.
Instead of putting a time frame on the changes you want to make, how about just starting to make the changes you want to see in your life.
Just start and then keep on keeping on-
Thanks for reading~