Replace a habit with another habit, that is wholesome. Really practical and yet so effective!!!
I’m a curious person.
Whenever I read an article that contains a quote, I’m compelled to research the quote and the person.
I was reading an article in Success magazine titled “7 Ways to Become a Better Person This Week.” There were quotes by Seneca, Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus. The quote by Epictetus, who lived from 55 A.D. to 135 A.D. Was below a heading titled Good habits drive out bad habits.” This heading strongly related to some of the words in Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” Scroll number one states “For it is another of natures laws that only a habit can subdue another habit.”
Here is Epictetus’ quote: “Since habit is such a powerful influence, and we’re used to pursuing our impulses to gain and avoid outside our own choice, we should set a contrary habit against that, and where appearances are really slippery, use the counterforce of our training.”…
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