Everybody has habits – some good and some bad! Many of these habits are formed from an early age, others are picked up as you grow.
Like a pair of invisible hands, your habits will steer you towards certain destinations but not others. Your habits can lead you to fame, fortune, and success. They can carry you to meaning, love, and happiness. Your habits can also drive you into depression, loneliness, and anxiety. They can drop you into poverty, darkness, and push you right off a cliff.
You might not think much of your habits, but they are everything. Here are 12 enlightening quotes about the power of habits.
1. “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.”
– William James
2. “Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” ―Sean Covey
3. Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.” – Horace Mann
4. “Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.” – Tyron Edwards
5. “If your habits don’t line up with your dream, then you either need to change your habits or change your dream.” — John Maxwell
6. “Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” — Norman Vincent Peale
7. “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson
8. “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.” – Confucius
9. “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 Hall Crane
10. “A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.” — Erasmus
11. “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
12. “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” — Aristotle