21 Day Rule to Form Good Habits: How to Stick to Your Goals

Do you want to make a change in your life, but don’t know how to stick to it? Are you struggling to create good habits and stick to them for more than a week or two? If so, then you need to learn about the 21 day rule. This is a simple rule that can help you form good habits and stick to them for the long haul. In this blog post, we will discuss what the 21 day rule is, and how you can use it to achieve your goals!

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."  -Jim Rohn  -Undefeated Motivation
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -Jim Rohn -Undefeated Motivation

The 21 day rule is a simple concept that can help you form good habits. It states that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. This means that if you want to make a change in your life, you need to do it for 21 days straight. After 21 days, the new habit will become second nature and will be much easier to stick to.

"Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all time thing.  ...you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.  Winning is habit.  Unfortunately, do is losing."  -Vince Lombardi  -Undefeated Motivation
“Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all time thing. …you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, do is losing.” -Vince Lombardi -Undefeated Motivation

21 Day Habit Theory was first introduced by Maxwell Maltz, a plastic surgeon in the 1950s. He noticed that it took 21 days for his patients to adjust to their new appearance after surgery. This theory was later popularized by James Clear, an author, and entrepreneur, in his book Atomic Habits.

Also known as the 21/90 rule. The 90 means it takes 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change.

The average time it takes for a new habit to stick is actually 66 days according to a 2009 study.

"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.  Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."  -Charles R. Swindoll  -Undefeated Motivation
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” -Charles R. Swindoll -Undefeated Motivation

So, how can you use the 21 day rule to achieve your goals? First, you need to identify the goal that you want to achieve. Once you have done this, start working towards that goal for 21 days straight. This means that you need to be consistent and put in the effort every single day. After 21 days, you will have formed a new habit and it will be much easier to stick to your goal.

If you are struggling to form good habits, then the 21 day rule can help you out. Just remember to be consistent and put in the effort every day, and you will achieve your goals in no time!

Use the 21 day rule to:

– 21 days is the amount of time it takes to form a new habit

-Pick one goal and work on it for 21 days straight

-Be consistent and put in the effort every day

-After 21 days, the new habit will become second nature and much easier to stick to.

"We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not a act, but a habit."  -Aristotle  -Undefeated Motivation
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not a act, but a habit.” -Aristotle -Undefeated Motivation

So if you find yourself struggling to make it past 21 days, don’t worry. The 21 day rule is more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. The important thing is to keep working on it and be consistent. eventually, the new habit will become second nature.

Do you have any goals that you want to achieve using the 21 day rule? Let us know in the comments below!

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