Stages for Making New Habits: The 66 Day Minimum

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Life is essentially the sum of our habits.⁣

Whether we stay in or out of shape, or how happy or unhappy we are, or how successful or unsuccessful we are, are all results of our habits!⁣

Like Jerome Hines says, the only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones. While trying to build new habits, remember that it takes approximately 66 days, according to a research, to make new habits. Its called The 66 Day Minimum.

In his book, The 5 A.M Club, Robin Sharma describes the three stages:

Stage 1: Destruction

The first 22 days is usually the hardest part as you try to break old habits. So instead of using the elevator, you use the stairs. Instead of having a PET drink when thirsty, you take water.

Stage 2: Installation

The next 22 days might make you feel like giving up. You’re starting to question your decision. It’s getting harder than you thought. This is where persistence plays an important role.

Stage 3: Integration

In the last 22 days, things begin to come together. You’re approaching the stage where you get used to taking the stairs, waking up at 1am to study or at 5am to exercise, or having a glass of water first thing in the morning.

If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined towards your daily routine.⁣

⁣Like Robin Sharma rightly puts it, small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.⁣

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Everyone desires to be successful, but very few put in the work required to achieve the goals. One thing you will quickly notice about successful people is that they take personal growth seriously and endeavour to remain consistent, making adjustments as they go.

Do you follow through on projects and tasks or are you inconsistent with no reason?

Do you make adjustments to your plans or once they don’t go your way, you quickly throw in the towel?

Are you open to new challenges or you want to maintain the status quo?

Are you laid back in your pursuit for your desired future?

Think about it.

All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end.


Nkem Offonabo is a graduate of Psychology and a Certified HR Practitioner with over 10years experience that cuts cross Human Resource Management, Product Development and Business Development in the Financial Services Industry. She also runs her consultancy alongside her Corporate Career. She's the founder of The Work-Life Organization, a Personal Development and HR Consulting Community.

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