Creating habits

Jim Rohn - American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.

Samuel Johnson - English writer, poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

F. M. Alexander - Australian actor

People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.

Charles Duhigg - American Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and non-fiction author.

If you believe you can change - if you make it a habit - the change becomes real.

Jeff Olson - Founder and CEO of Nerium International, owner of Live Happy and the author of The Slight Edge

The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in. 

Jeff Olson - Founder and CEO of Nerium International, owner of Live Happy and the author of The Slight Edge

There are two kinds of habits: those that serve you, and those that don’t.

Jim Loehr - CEO, and co-founder of the Human Performance Institute

As Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do.” Or as the Dalai Lama put it more recently: “There isn’t anything that isn’t made easier through constant familiarity and training. Through training we can change; we can transform ourselves.

Jim Loehr - CEO, and co-founder of the Human Performance Institute

Barriers to full engagement: Negative habits that block, distort, waste, diminish, deplete and contaminate stored energy.

Kelly McGonigal - Health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University

A short practice that you do every day is better than a long practice you keep putting off to tomorrow.

Marcus Aurelius - Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. 

Ernest Holmes - American New Thought writer, teacher, and leader

The mind is a magnet and we attract that with which we identify the self. In order to get the most out of life we must learn consciously to change many of our habitual thought patterns. This is not easy, for our old thought patterns cling to us with great tenacity, but, being thought patterns, they can be reversed. If you are filled with fear, refill yourself with faith, for faith always overcomes fear.

Jocko Willink - American retired naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs. He is also a podcaster and author

Discipline equals freedom.

Jocelyn K. Glei - Writer who's obsessed with work, careers & creativity

What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.

Jocelyn K. Glei - Writer who's obsessed with work, careers & creativity

We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, and underestimate what we can do over a long period, provided we work slowly and consistently.

David Brooks - Political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times

We are primarily the products of thinking that happens below the level of awareness.

Alex Korb - Neuroscientist, writer and coach

For the first thirty years of your life you make your habits. For the last thirty years of your life, your habits make you.

Mark Divine - Creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy

Consistency is the omnipotent force behind change.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.

Jim Loehr - World-renowned performance psychologist

Rituals also help us to create structure in our lives.

Marci Shimoff - Celebrated transformational leader and motivational expert

Taking ownership of your happiness has two aspects: Accepting that being happy is up to you and that you have the ability and power to be happier by changing your habits. Taking "response-ability": responding to all the events in your life in a way that supports your happiness.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

If we observe genuinely happy people, we shall find that they do not just sit around being contented. They make things happen. They pursue new understandings, seek new achievements, and control their thoughts and feelings. In sum, our intentional, effortful activities have a powerful effect on how happy we are, over and above the effects of our set points and the circumstances in which we find themselves. If an unhappy person wants to experience interest, enthusiasm, contentment, peace, and joy, he or she can make it happen by learning the habits of a happy person.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

Every day you have to renew your commitment. Some of the strategies should become habitual over time and not a huge effort.

Napoleon Hill - American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

William Glasser - American psychiatrist

What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.

Mark Divine - Creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy

Consistency is the omnipotent force behind change.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author.

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.

Bill Harris - Involved in personal development for nearly 40 years as a seeker, teacher, public speaker, author, musician, composer, therapist, workshop leader, and business owner

Transformation doesn’t necessarily reward watchfulness. It does, however, reward daily practice.

Katy Bowman - An internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and science communicator

Watch your habits, for they become your posture. Watch your posture, for it creates your boundaries. Watch your boundaries, for they restrict your growth. Watch your restrictions, for they create immobility. Watch your immobility, for it becomes your illness.