Our habits either make us or break us. As a leader, it is wise to constantly ask ourselves, "are my habits healthy for success", "which habits are hindering my progress?", "what habits do I need to improve on?" As discussed in my book Success On Your Terms, "Habits are routine behaviors that directly influence life patterns….It is important to self-evaluate every once in a while in order to root out bad habits, fine-tune the good ones, and develop new ones."

I hope the following quotes on habits inspire you to develop winning habits… 


"Habit is something you can do without thinking, which is why most of us have so many of them." – Frank Clark

"Habits are first cobwebs, then cables." – Spanish Proverb

"A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit." – Desiderius Erasmus

"Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them." – Confucius

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired." – Mortimer Caplan

Watch your thoughts, they become words

Watch your words, they become actions

Watch your actions, they become habits

Watch your habits, they become your character

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny – Frank Outlaw


"The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do." – Thomas Edison

"There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision." – William James

"Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have." – Dale Carnegie

"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right." – Thomas Paine


Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts – Aristotle

"The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it." – Leo Aikman

"Character is long-standing habit." – Plutarch

"Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation." – Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow – Yiddish Proverb


"The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change." – Eng’s Principle

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." – John Dryden

"It’s like magic. When you live by yourself, all your annoying habits are gone." – Merrill Markoe

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of – Unknown


"The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." – Samuel Johnson

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." – Jim Ryun


Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses – George Washington Carver

"Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them either. They keep you." – Frank Crane

"We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves." – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

"Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you." – Elbert Hubbard

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle


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I hope that you have found these 'Quotes To Inspire Winning Habits For Success' fun, interesting and useful. See you again next time.





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