Most of the things we do in life are done out of habit. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the actions we take throughout the day - our morning routine, our regular breakfast, and our daily chores at work - the habits we develop literally control most of our actions.
Because our habits dictate all the small details that make up our everyday lives, they also are directly relate to the bigger issues in our lives, such as how much money we earn, the kind of person we marry or live with, our physical condition and health, and every other area of our lives.
Our habits determine our character, the type of person we project to the rest of the world, and, ultimately, our destiny. So if we embrace bad habits - those habits that have negative impacts on who we are - then those same habits will prevent us from achieving excellence in our lives, holding us back from reaching our fullest potential.