It Is Habit Forming

Our habits, whatever they may be, were greatly influenced, if not totally formed, during childhood.

We learned our behavior through imitation-imitation of our parents, our siblings, our peer group.

But we need not be stuck in habits that are unhealthy.

The choice to create new patterns of behavior is ours to make- every moment, every hour and every day.

However, parting with the old patterns in order to make way for the new takes  commitment and determination.

Lead From Within: Find the strength within yourself to let go of the behavior that stands in the way of today’s happiness.

Share with me how you break your habits?

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Thomas Waterhouse

    14. Mar, 2010

    Yes, habits are formed as we imitate, or yield (whether consciously or below the level of awareness) to the behavior of others. We can also yield the knowing of our highest being to the immediate demands of our lower self, ultimately to our detriment. For me, breaking habits means that (a) I study more accomplished people and yield myself to their ways and (b) I seek daily to strengthen my highest being through study, meditation, and prayer. Through it all, I maintain a state of grace knowing that when it comes to forming new ways, some days are better than others. Very thought-provoking Lolly, and encouraging too! Thank you so much.

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  2. Aleksandra

    25. Mar, 2010

    Hi Lolly, thank God don’t have many of them ,but they do crawl up sometimes, what I found works best for me is that once aware of it, I make a conscious effort to catch myself in doing it, note why I don’t like it, how I would prefer, why that would be better and then I make a decision to do it the “better way” next time. It takes few times, but it seems to work. I also incorporate that in my visualization as well.

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  3. What would you do in heaven?

    26. Mar, 2010

    I’ve read from a book that it takes 21 days in order to change a habit, and I tried that. It’s effective in a sense that we are able to set a timeframe to reach our goal of forming better habits.

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