Aayla Alexander Intro to PhilosophyDr. Frederick September 20
, 2011James¶ Steps to Changing HabitsAccording to James¶ steps to changing habits, one must do 5 things. ³Theacquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one must occur.´ ³Secondly, never suffer an exception to occur until the new habit is securely rooted in your life.´ The thirdsteps suggests that the individual should ³seize the very first possible opportunity to acton every resolution you make and on every emotional prompting you may experience inthe direction of the habits you aspire to gain.´ ³Don¶t preach too much to your pupils or abound in good talk in the abstract´ is the fourth step. Lastly, James¶ advises to ³keep thefaculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise everyday.´ One habit that Iexhibit is procrastination. This may be seen as a negative habit whereas I tend to putthings off until the last minute. This correlates with James¶ first step on the acquisition of a new habit or leaving off an old one. By leaving old habits, such as procrastination inthis case, I could develop new habits to thoroughly get work done in a timely manner.Something that I could do to ensure this would be to develop a daily to-do list. A secondstep that procrastination could correlate to would be to seize the very first possibleopportunity. By incorporating this, I could seize the opportunity initially by getting theassignment done when I receive it or completing it way before the due date approaches.