Episode 38: Wear the Habit of Happiness

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“Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other. The word “habit” originally meant a garment or clothing... Our habits are literally garments worn by our personalities. They are not accidental, or happenstance. We have them because they fit us. They are consistent with our self-image and our entire personality pattern. When we consciously and deliberately develop new and better habits, our self-image tends to outgrow the old habits and grow into the new pattern.” ~ Maxwell Maltz from Psycho-Cynernetics

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Wear the Habit of Happiness

“Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other. The word “habit” originally meant a garment or clothing... Our habits are literally garments worn by our personalities. They are not accidental, or happenstance. We have them because they fit us. They are consistent with our self-image and our entire personality pattern. When we consciously and deliberately develop new and better habits, our self-image tends to outgrow the old habits and grow into the new pattern.” ~ Maxwell Maltz fromPsycho-Cynernetics

Habit. Did you know the word originally meant clothes or garments? Love the way Maltz describes our habits “fitting” our personalities.

So, how are YOUR clothes, er, habits? You rockin’ the style you wanna be seen in or are you still wearing tattered, mis-fitting hand-me-downs from a less evolved version of you?!?

Know that if you want to change your personality, the fastest way is to change your habits. Time to clean out your closet and go shopping for some new habits!

Shopping spree: What ONE new habit do you need to develop in your life?

Closet cleanse: What ONE old habit needs to go?

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