Changing your thought patterns and emotional responses is one of the most difficult things to accomplish. I’ve heard it said that by age 15, our personalities are very entrenched. People repeat the same mistakes over and over again despite trying very hard to change. Why is it so hard to change? Is there a secret that will allow you to change your behavior/bad habits quickly and permanently?
I heard one of the funniest stories about habits at a workshop I attended. It seems there was a married couple and the wife had a habit of cutting the ends off the ham when she baked it. After many years of watching his wife do this, the husband finally asked her why. She didn’t have a good reason except that it was the way her mother had done it.