How You Can Embrace, and then Change, Bad Habits

How You Can Embrace, and then Change, Bad Habits

November 30, 2021

What do you do, or are you doing, that you really want to stop?

We all have something(s) that we want to stop doing, and every time we do that thing, we judge ourselves a little bit and say "Damn it! I don't want to do that anymore." That is such a hard place to be in, and I feel you, I've been there more times than I can count.

One time, while I was in that place, I was given the sage advice that I was going to do it until I didn't. My buddy Allen, with that simple quote, gave me the option of stepping away from my judgment. I was able to step away from the thing I was doing, which incidentally was smoking cigars, within the next few weeks. Why? Because I stopped judging it, and every time I went to get another cigar I asked myself, from a place of curiosity, not judgment "Is this something you still do?" For a while it was, but then it started to not be. The ease at which I was able to see that I no longer smoked cigars was due entirely to the ceasing of judgment, and the introduction of curiosity.

One day, you will no longer be doing that thing you are judging yourself for doing today, until then you are going to continue doing it. Enjoy it, unless you don't.

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