Today I will acquire Today I will acquire the power of habit and begin a new life. The bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity will fall away and I will be reborn.the power of habit and begin a new life. With my newly acquired  the Power of Habit, I shed my old skin. The bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity which my skin had suffered up till now will fall away and I will be reborn. Today I begin a new life, for surely our Creator did not mean for us to suffer pain or failure? I shall not accept failure but rather begin a new life in which I prepare for the wisdom and principles I need in order to guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position and happiness.

In order to begin a new life I need to possess all the principles taught me in order, not only to prevent failure but rather to gain success. “Failure is one’s inability to reach goals in life, whatever they may be. In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.”  Thus the first law to obey will be to form good habits. I will accept the Power of Habit and not become a slave to my habit, like I did as a child when I simply became a slave to my impulses. I will shed my past bad habits that I have accumulated over the years and, even though these habits have already marked out a path for me, I will not allow them to imprison my future.

Today I will acquire the power of habit and begin a new life. The bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity will fall away and I will be reborn.

Rather than being ruled by the tyrants of appetite, passion, prejudice, greed, lust, fear, environment and other bad habits, I begin a new life and become a slave to the Power of Habit. In these articles, which are based on the wisdom of the late Og Mandino, I am being taught how to accomplish this difficult feat. Taking the lessons from Og Mandino’s Scrolls as set out in the book The Greatest Salesman in the World, I will be sure to learn the vital principles that I need in order to drive all the  bad habits from my life and replace them with the habits, such as the habit of winning, which will bring me closer to success. In this way, I will begin to discipline myself with the first new habit which is as follow

I must first read each article out loud and listen to the words of each article for 30 days before proceeding to the next article. It is best that I read and listen to the words when I awaken every morning, then I must listen to the words after having partaken of my mid-day meal. Lastly, I should listen to the words twice more just before I retire to bed at the end of the day. And I should repeat this practice every day in the same way for the next 30 days before turning to the next article.

Today I will acquire the power of habit and begin a new life. The bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity will fall away and I will be reborn.It is recommended I continue in this manner, until you I have lived with each article for 30 days and, in so doing, made the act of reading aloud and listening to my own words into a habit – a habit which eventually will become a habit of winning. Herein lies the secret of all accomplishment. By repeating these words every day, three times a day, I will see that they soon become part of my active mind. Not only this, but as I take these vital principles in, they will also begin to seep into my subconscious mind and I will wake up with a vitality I have never known before!

In addition, by doing this in a disciplined way every day, my vigour will increase, my enthusiasm for life will rise and I will begin to acquire the habit of winning. My desire to meet the world head on will overcome every fear I once knew and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be. Eventually, I  will find myself reacting to all situations which confront me in the manner prescribed these articles and soon these actions will become second nature to me.  Thus, a new and good habit – a habit of winning is born.

Today I will acquire the power of habit and begin a new life. The bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity will fall away and I will be reborn.

In addition, I will never allow the brevity of each article, nor the simplicity of its words  cause me to take their message lightly. Just as thousands of grapes need to be pressed in order to fill just one bottle with wine, so it is with these grapes of wisdom from the ages. Only the pure truth lies distilled in the words to come.

“Today my old skin has become dust. I’d walk tall among men, and they know me not. But today I am a new individual with a new life!” Through The Power of Habit, today I begin a new life.”

This article is based on the book of OG Mandino, The Best Salesman in the World

The Power of Habit: Quotes by OG Mandino

  • “I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.” – Og Mandino
  • “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” – Og Mandino
  • “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity.” – Og Mandino
  • Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.” – Og Mandino
  • “Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!” – Og Mandino

 

The Power of Habit: Videos by OG Mandino

Og Mandino – Greatest Secrets To Success (1990) – Part 1

  • Today I will acquire the power of habit and begin a new life. With my newly acquired Power of Habit, I shed my old skin. The bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity which my skin had suffered up till now will fall away and I will be reborn. Look at this video and apply these principles.

The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg at TEDx Teachers College

  • In this ingenious talk, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg seamlessly combines informational facts from research, anecdotes from real events, and personal experience with insightful observations to explain why human behaviors are compelled by habit. Citing research evidence supporting the positive effects of willpower on long-term decision-making, Duhigg encourages listeners to teach willpower by supporting the mindful contemplation of consequences and resisting impulses that otherwise result in persistent habits.  

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg: The Habit Loop

  • This video introduces the habit loop, which is a cornerstone of how habits are formed (and by understanding it, we can understand how to counteract bad habits).