212 and the 21 day habit

 

It's a poorly hidden secret that in just 21 days you can change almost any behavior, attitude, habit or belief. Do (or don't do) something consistently for 21 straight days and you will have formed a new habit. I have tried this several times and never once have I gotten to the 21 day mark. I always end up starting over. We'll come back to this later.

I wanted to get this post out last Saturday, the 21st, because that was 21 days after we each set your New Year's resolutions. How's that going, by the way?

Alas, life got in the way and I didn't write the post. See, we all set goals and resolutions and many of us never have the will power, time, energy or effort it takes do be successful. Excuses.

Someone once told me, "There are reasons and there are results." I try to stick by this motto as much as possible.

So here we stand, but not alone, those of us who failed our resolutions already, not 26 days after creating them. Start over. Try again. This time, do it with everything you've got in you. 21 days. That's it. 3 weeks. 3 weeks to change your life. Powerful stuff, right? It is, yet many of you (like me) may end up failing.

Thank you to San Parker creator of 212 for this image.How can we change that? Well, there is something that might be able to help us.

There is a company that has created a movement we each should follow. It's the science of 212. At 211 degrees, water is hot. Really fucking hot, still it's just hot. It's not boiling. That happens at 212 degrees. That one extra degree of effort changes everything. And February of this year is 212 month (2/12). So for the entire month, let's all give that one extra degree of effort. You don't even need to make it all 28 days. 21 is enough.

Who knows, we might finally be successful with one of our New Year's resolutions.