Make up your mind and start, persevere until the end


90 days ago I made a decision to quit an injurious habit. First step in following through with that decision was to abstain from the habit for 90 days straight. This morning I just woke up and discovered that I had just accomplished my goal (just reached 90 days) and I no longer feel the urge to indulge in the habit. It’s a weird thing to think of. Before I started I was full of doubt about my ability to avoid a habit that had been such a core part of my life for close to 10 years but today I just realized it wasn’t such a big deal. That’s how life is sometimes, before you start a thing it looks impossible to accomplish but once you set your mind upon doing it and you get busy on it, the simplicity of it becomes obvious. Well, in the beginning it’s usually tough and you feel like quitting but if you stick with it, it gets easier and easier. After a while it becomes more like a normal routine and before you know it you have accomplished whatever it is that you set out to do. I have learned two important things about achievement in the last 90 days: (1) make up your mind and start; (2) do not quit no matter what.