September 28, 2006
It's not hard to see how the term force of habit originated. Habits are very powerful. They're the reason we don't have to exhaustively reflect upon every decision and action we make and take each day. Life would be exhausting without habits. As for good and bad habits, it's not too difficult to see how those qualitative terms arose either. Making a conscious decision to change a habit, either good or bad, requires persistence and perseverance. It takes time to lay the tracks of new habits. In the meantime, perseverance and persistence are the key requirements for change to occur.