Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Learning the Art of Persistence from a Hen.



We have a hen that's sitting on eggs.
No, she doesn't look that cute- but the picture is courtesy of eisbm- she just looks like that, but her eggs are hidden.

The incubation period of a hen is 21 days

If you type "21 Days" on Google you will find so much information about learning and breaking habits.

It takes 21 days to form or break a habit- or so, say the researchers and health experts. But, I am learning the art of persistence from a hen. Do not rule me out as crazy, for that's already written in my report- but indulge for the next five minutes.

The hen sits on these eggs for the whole day and night, but only leaves for half an hour when it chooses to on some days. It is keen on being able to bring forth chicks so much that it grumbles when you approach her, and does not want to be moved or touched.

How persistent are you with your projects?
Have you ever started something with such zeal only to abandon it?

Like with kids, they love new toys but when you show them another toy the other one is not as good as the new one.

So, if it truly takes 21 days to make or break a habit, what are the things you want to enforce and those you want to let go of?
Make a list of this things.
Start with the most important habit you want to form and get started on it for 21 days. Do the same for the habits you want to break- and maybe just maybe the next time this girl will be talking about learning something from a hen, you'll go easy on her.

P.S: Read these articles when you can
21habit: Invest in Yourself
Habit Formation: The 21-Day Myth- Forbes
How long does it actually take to form a habit?
Habit Forge: Simple Accountability

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