We are creatures of habit—good ones and bad. Did you know ninety-five percent of our behaviors occur automatically, without even thinking about it? Take walking for instance. As a baby, we had to learn how to walk, but now it’s so natural to us and we do it without even thinking. We form our habits based on our culture, our surroundings, and our choices. Maybe you eat unhealthy because you were raised on fast food. Maybe you can’t save money because you hang with friends who spend their whole paycheck. Maybe you lay on the couch all day because your bother does it.

One of the keys to forming good habits and breaking bad ones is to focus on what you want to do and not what you want to stop doing. For example, if you want to eat healthier, look up healthier recipes on Pinterest instead of driving through the drive-thru. Educate yourself on how damaging processed foods can be and you’ll want to make healthier choices.

God designed you and made you with a great purpose and plan for your life. He has set you apart for greatness—no matter how you were raised or how your habits were formed.

Spend time with Jesus every morning, exercise or eat a healthy breakfast.

As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)

What are some new habits you can form? Set your thoughts on what you want, and you will achieve your goal and make them habits!