There is very little in this world that is more powerful than your habits. Good and bad, they run your life. How you drive, when you brush your teeth, how you navigate your local grocery store is dictated by your habits. They determine how you eat, when you exercise (or don’t), what you do to generate business and in no small measure dictate how long you will naturally live and how much you make.
If you want to change your circumstances or take things to the next level in any area of your life, you must change your habits. It’s not good enough to simply try to stop one. Habits don’t work that way. It’s why diet programs usually fail. You can’t just say “I’m going to not eat the bad stuff or cut out XY or Z” you have to replace it with something in order for it to work – a new habit.
New habits, in order to successful launch take 3 weeks of daily consistency (21 repetitions) and has to be tied to one of your core values. The pain of transitioning and change has to be overwhelmed with the mental and emotional tie to a positive benefit in order to really stick. I’ve known people who kicked drugs, alcohol and smoking with a single decision and others who struggle after years of rehab and AA meetings. The difference goes back to habits that tie to core values vs habits for “what’s right.”