You see the quote written on the wall at Athlon: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Who you currently are is a result of the habits that you have had for your entire life. If you’re someone who naturally makes healthy eating choices, it is because you have made it a habit to buy whole foods, prepare square meals, or whatever it may be. If you’re punctual, it is because you have made it a habit to plan ahead and watch the clock. If you know all the words to your favorite song, it is because you have made a habit of listening to it periodically. You get the point!
Unfortunately, our undesirable traits are also the result of habits. If you eat too much junk food, it is because you have made it a habit to indulge your sweet tooth, hit the fast-food drive-thru on your way home, etc. If you have a messy room, it’s because you have made it a habit to throw your clothes on the floor after changing. Again, you get the point!