“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” – Sun Tzu
Do you dream of defeating your bad habits for good?
Routing the bad, and sparing only the salvageable, usable elite (any useful parts of a bad habit)? Replacing it with something more productive?
Trying to deal with bad habits can be a terrible struggle.
There’s you, the ruler, the general, pitting limited willpower against well-established neural pathways and outside influences that compel you towards a certain behavior. The enemy.
It would hardly be an overstatement to call it an internal war.
When creating and sticking to good, and changing/eradicating bad habits, you are at once your own general, and your own worst enemy.
Rushing in head, no, will-power first, without a second thought, throwing yourself against temptation, outside influence, and established neural-pathways is a recipe for disaster. Thousands, if not millions, experience this after they make their ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ every year.
Success requires planning. Preparation.
That’s why you should use some of Sun Tzu’s timeless, strategic advice in our own personal battles against bad habits.