World Change Wednesday: Break the Mold

2016-05-15_15.40.04-1.jpgHabits. Does that word have a positive or negative connotation to you? I know for me it's both. I have some habits that I count of for my success and others that hold me back from being my best self.


Here's my take of why breaking the mold of both good and not-so-good habits might be worth it.

Habits can be like ruts we get into from driving the same path over and over again. The ruts get so deep that our metaphorical wheels can get out off them. Even if the habits are good things, trying a different path for a while might help us appreciate our good habits. Breaking the mold could even mean those good habits get better or help our not-so-good habits improve.


Here's an idea of what this could look like.

Let's say you grab a coffee from the same place every weekday on your way to work. What if you broke the mold on that habit and got your coffee from somewhere else? Maybe you try a smaller, independent place that's a little less convenient and means you have to walk an extra block (cough, Overflow)? There are all kinds of possibilities as to what might happen. You'll definitely get some exercise from the extra block, which might help you feel better and more motivated at work. You'll probably meet some different people at the coffee place, on the street, or on the different bus route you take (the 29 or 62, cough, cough). One of these people could mean more business for you or a new life-long friend. 

You see where I'm going? What do you have to lose? You can always go back to the old habit if you find the new way of doing things distasteful. Just never be afraid to break the mold and try something outside your habit zone. You never know how this could change the world until you try.

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