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How Long It Takes To Change Your Life? – Nwal Hadaki (Transcript)

Here is the full text and summary of Nwal Hadaki’s talk titled “How Long It Takes To Change Your Life?” at TEDxSafirSchool conference.

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TRANSCRIPT:

Have you ever thought to yourself before going to sleep, tomorrow is the day I’ll change. Tomorrow is the day I’ll get up early in the morning, have a healthy breakfast, go for a morning jog, breathe fresh air. Tomorrow is the day I want to change to who I really want to be, the best version of myself.

While change doesn’t come easy, you have to incorporate certain habits in your life that will eventually lead to you becoming the best version of yourself. You’ll also have to eliminate certain habits that are hindering your path.

Well, how long will it take you to form a new habit or get rid of an old one? Most people will tell you it takes exactly 21 days for a person to form a habit or get rid of an old one.

I remember once in high school, one of my teachers told me it takes exactly 21 days for me to form a new habit and I thought this is my chance to become a bed maker. I thought that for the next 21 days, instead of getting up every day and yelling, “Mom, please don’t forget to make my bed today,” I thought I’d do it myself.

Day by day, early in the morning, 6 a.m., even on days I was running late, I got up every morning and I made my bed and I hated every second of it. By day 22, I opened my eyes and the first thing I did was say, “Mom, please don’t forget to make my bed today.” I quit. Of course, that was expected and I thought, okay, maybe I’m just going to be a little bit worse at life than bed makers, whatever.

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