Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 549): What True Strength Is

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Our Moral Compass: What True Strength Is

“Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.”

-Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac

We all have bad habits. But we all can overcome them through strength and perseverance. That is essentially what today’s message is from one of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Timothy Legg wrote an article on Healthline about how to break and habit and make it stick. Here are his recommendations:

Identify your triggers

Focus on what you can change

Enlist a friend’s support

Practice mindfulness

Replace the habit with a different one

Leave yourself reminders

Prepare for slipups

Let go of an all or nothing mindset

Start small

Change your environment

Visualize yourself breaking the habit

Practice self care

Motivate yourself with rewards for success

Give it time

Know that you don’t have to do it alone

These tips if applied will be well worth it to breaking any bad habit. Good luck!

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards managing yourself better?

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