Our habits play a key role in defining our personality and in affecting our personal and professional lives. They happen to change as we grow or are even dismissed from our lifestyle as per our will or some are even visible in our behaviors throughout or lives. These habits are powerful enough to either ruin our personal or professional lives or can make them successful as never imagined. For example, you might have come across the stories of drunkards destructing their personal health and lying on death beds leaving their wife and children alone or of those gamblers who lose out all their wealth and money in a simple bet making their and their families’ lives miserable. These are common stories of people with bad habits, while there are some with good ones like Habit of reading newspapers , hence making them well versed with market updates and flourishing their businesses by applying read knowledge or a habit of planting trees which can develop your attitude in a way that you can become a serious personality concerned with maintaining your planet .
So, you can see how small habits either bad or good can have huge impacts on shaping your character as a person thereby having direct effects on your lives both at home and at work. You might get surprised that certain habits are capable of triggering other habits too in your life, you can call them as keystone habits.
Taking examples of famous successful personalities like Steve jobs, they developed certain habits in their early age which acted as a basis of their behavior pattern, a pattern which rocked their careers. For example, jobs were abandoned at birth. The knowledge that he was given up at birth left some scars. These scars developed his habit of controlling things around him which later made him independent.
How are habits actually formed?
People when are rewarded for their certain corse of actitions which when repeated several times as a result of motivation, leads to habit formation. This is an unconscious process.
There are certain habits which are formed at an early age and are carried for lifetime. These can range from simpler ones like biting nails, brushing teeth twice a day, eating junk, washing hands before meals to more hard ones like Being Punctual and particular in doing things well before time, exercising everyday etc which all become foundation of a healthy or unhealthy person.