Victory Crayne, Author

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Habits are variables, not constants


“First we make our habits. Then our habits make us.” - Charles C. Noble

Question: Are you deliberately changing your habits to make yourself into the person you want to be?

No one else is in charge of your life. You are completely responsible for what you become. Including your habits. Yeah, all of them.

Habits are variables, not constants. They may just seem like constants because you have been doing them for so long.

You don't have to keep going on automatic, keeping every old habit. If you do run on automatic for the rest of your life, yopu'll probably die bored, fat, weak, and with lots of pain. And regrets. Oh yeah, lots of regrets.

Or you can think about your future and how you are going to remake yourself to become the person you want to be. You'll probably live longer too.

Question: Do you make good habits on writing?

Do you work on your writing every day? It can be research, reading, outlining, drafting, editing, or marketing. The key is: Are you doing something for your writing every day?

You can't save it up for the weekend. You know your weekends will be taken up by chores.

J. K. Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter book as a single mother with three children.

How to change your habits

Pick one habit to work on at a time. Don't try to change six habits at once. You'll get so frustrated you'll abandon the whole effort.

It doesn't matter how old you are. You can't change your past. Focus on what habits you want to change for the rest of your life.

Question: What is your first habit you want to change?

- Victory Crayne

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