It’s been said that habits drive our results – that what we do most often, shapes our circumstances.
Many of us know that we have bad habits such as eating out of boredom or procrastination. These are important because they are not aligned with our highest desires.
Equally important are the positive habits that have gotten us our successes.
As much as we know we have bad habits and understand that we have to adopt better habits if we want our circumstances to change… we cringe at the thought of creating a habit. That takes practice and dedication, and it’s so easy for life to get in the way…
But there is an easy way to create a good habit.
In this video, the late Dr. Wayne Dyer offers a wonderful insight on habits, and reveals how to create positive habits that automatically align your actions with your desires: it’s as easy as coming into the present moment and shifting your intention.
Wayne suggests taking an inventory of your life, and then substituting positive intentions for negative intentions – because all habits result from thoughts, or intentions. And I agree, just as you created a bad habit by desiring a reward, you can create a good habit by desiring a reward that is aligned with your goals. In other words, you can substitute the “buzz” and numbing you get from alcohol with the wonderful fresh, energized feeling of drinking enough water every day.
How can you reinforce your positive intentions, so that you naturally gravitate toward the behaviors that promote them?
Through meditation. For example, let’s say you want to become a successful business owner. Think about how that will make you feel. Then, in meditation, use that feeling as a powerful point of focus.
Some meditation practices have you focus on a mantra or on your breath, but in this exercise, you are focusing only on the wonderful feelings you get from just thinking about your goal. Keep your attention on the feeling, and allow it to expand inside you.
When you finish your meditation you will feel motivated and enthusiastic about doing what you need to do to achieve your goal. Your actions will be joyful and they will not feel like a chore. And so, through Wayne’s method of shifting your intention, you can easily create life-changing positive habits!