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How To Develop Successful Habits

Hey guys! My name is Patrick Cogen and in this video
I’m going to share with you how to develop successful habits so stay tuned… If you want to develop a new habit the hardest
part is the beginning phase of that but once you’ve been doing something for a while it
becomes much easier. It takes from 21 days up to 60 days to develop
a new habit. Some people say 28 days some people say 30
it may vary, but the point is it takes a certain amount of time to be able to establish
a new habit and it’s going to require the most amount of energy right at the start. The best thing you can do to actually create
a new habit is to set a challenge for yourself. Since it requires approximately 30 days to
establish a habit in your life I like to give myself 30 days challenges. If you want to quit smoking for instance
and you say to yourself that you are going to stop in most cases it is not going to
work because you are giving something up for lifetime and your brain doesn’t want to
feel that pain for such a long time. But once you get yourself a 30 day challenge
and you say to your brain that it is going to last for only 30 days you are going to
follow through much more likely because 30 days is not as long as the lifetime right? You know that after 30 days you develop a
new habit and probably you will quit smoking but this way you are going to trick your
brain that it is “only for 30 days” which is much more easy to handle. This also worked for me when I wanted to start
reading books. I am lazy and I prefer watching videos instead. But I gave myself a 30 day challenge where
I told myself that only for 30 days I’m going to read for just 20 minutes a day and then
I can stop. And guess what? After 30 days I’ve developed a new habit of
reading and I did it without any suffering or pain. So you can do this with every new habit you
want to develop but also with bad habits that are no longer move you towards your dreams
and goals. In case you are new to this channel be sure
to hit that subscribe button and the notification bell so you don’t miss out future videos. The hardest part of course is to start to
take action and do it today right now. Because if you are like: “Ah I’ll do it
tomorrow.” nothing will ever change. So how do you start? Use what is called accountability and use
it to your advantage. When you set a goal and you commit to it
let people know about it. You can post it on social media talk to your
friend about it or you can declare that to your family and say: “Hey I’m quitting smoking
for 30 days or I’m going for a run everyday for the next 30 days or I’m doing this new
habit and I want you to hold me accountable to it. I’m going to send you a picture everyday
and if I miss a day and I don‘t do it, then there is going to be a consequence” like
you are going to give your friend 20 dollars for every day you miss for instance and you
are going to create pain for not following through. If you create enough pain for not following
through my bet is you are going to do whatever it takes to take action and do it every single
day. This way you can establish a new habit much
easier because you don’t wanna disappoint yourself nor your friend. But use the pain only for the short-term
because pain is a great short-term motivator but it is a horrible long-term motivator. You need to use pleasure instead and reward
yourself for taking action and following through. Think about something you can give yourself
if you accomplish 30 days so this way you are going to look forward to it. It can be a nice massage. You can take yourself to a vacation or you
can invite yourself to a nice dinner whatever it is think of something that will benefit
you. Whatever you reward will get repeated. The more you reward yourself the more you
reinforce the fact that you can do it and it is an upward spiral. You start creating new habits more and more
easily because of the past positive experiences. Thank you guys for watching this video. If you liked it give it a thumbs up comment
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Jean Kelley



  1. Sam 73 Posted on March 11, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Great video dude. Keep it up 😇

  2. Liakman Tips Posted on March 11, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Nice video Patrick! Well done!

  3. Patrick Cogen Posted on March 11, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you for supporting the channel! If you enjoy videos like this one, be sure to share it with your friends. Hope everyone is having an astonishing day! 🙂

    – Patrick

  4. John Frazer - Young Magnates Posted on March 12, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I really believe developing the right habits is perhaps one of the most important factors in whether someone is successful. Great summary Patrick!