It’s a Protection Scheme

Most of what we need, want, or desire can be accomplished by building a new habit.

But our old habits come with a protection scheme. Any attempt to interrupt an old habit triggers its protection scheme and makes us feel bad or even unsafe. These schemes make replacing an old habit so uncomfortable that we give up trying.

The good news is that these schemes were designed to protect us, not the habits. We had built these old habits to serve us and now they no longer do. As soon as we make a strong enough commitment to a new habit, the protection scheme will fade.


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Today’s photo credit: mitchell haindfield liquid sunshine (seattle) via photopin (license)

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