Habits Die Hard


Habits Die Hard


10 steps to build ing successful habits. Hardcover gift book 112 pages, By John J. Murphy and Mac Anderson


•Just in time for the New Year! Break the cycle of bad habits with this new release by John J. Murphy and Mac Anderson! •Each chapter ends with worksheets that will help you clearly identify your negative and positive habits and reinforce the lesson in each chapter. •If you have bad habits that are preventing you from attaining your goals - this is the book for you.


"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." — John Dryden —


Habits Die Hard
Habits Die Hard


Habits begin and manifest deep in the mind and they can be friends or foes. Good habits can make our lives easier, helping us to do the more mundane things of life without thinking about them, like automatically depositing your paycheck. But, as all of us know all too well, habits can also be destructive…to our health, to our finances, to our relationships. It's why we struggle with losing weight, paying off our credit cards or quitting smoking…to name a few "bad habits." Whether they are a positive force in our lives or obstacles to the goals we want to achieve, habits become ingrained through repeated actions.
As creatures of habit, many people struggle with breaking habits. In Habits Die Hard, it is our intention to help you through this very common, very challenging life experience by giving you 10 keys to replacing destructive habits. Each chapter contains a worksheet to help you identify your specific problem areas and how to improve them. If you have habits you intend to change, you will not be disappointed in this book.


Food for Thought…

I am your constant companion.

I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.

I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me.
For I can do them quickly, correctly and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done.
Educate me. Train me.
Lead me.
Reward me.
And I will then…do it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit.


Learn the 10 steps to building good habits for success in your personal and professional life in 2012!
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The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~Samuel Johnson

Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. ~Mark Twain

A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them. ~Frank A. Clark

Ill habits gather by unseen degrees - As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas. ~John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, 1681

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun

Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. ~Yiddish Proverb

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. ~Somerset Maugham

Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~St. Augustine

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. ~Feodor Dostoevski

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882

Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. ~Spanish Proverb

The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful. ~Doug Henning

Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments. ~Marcel Proust

The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change. ~Eng's Principle

The satisfied, the happy, do not live; they fall asleep in habit, near neighbor to annihilation. ~Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life, 1913

Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them, either. They keep you. ~Frank Crane

Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor. ~William James, The Principles of Psychology

In any family, measles are less contagious than bad habits. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them. ~Confucius, Analects

Habit with him was all the test of truth; It must be right: I've done it from my youth. ~George Crabbe, The Borough

Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it. ~Horace Mann

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar for 1894

Small habits well pursued betimes May reach the dignity of crimes. ~Hannah More

To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be. ~Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life

Habit is a man's sole comfort. We dislike doing without even unpleasant things to which we have become accustomed. ~Goethe

The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. ~Leo Aikman

Every grown-up man consists wholly of habits, although he is often unaware of it and even denies having any habits at all. ~Georges Gurdjieff



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