Nearly everyone has at least one bad habit that they would like to change. This is very challenging because habitual behaviors happen without the need for conscious decision. As such, each time we partake in our vices, we aren’t actively choosing to do so. At Universal Events, we have spent some time figuring out how to overcome our more detrimental routines. We found that there are four key forces that cause change: disgust, decision, desire, and resolve. Disgust is a very negative sounding word. However, it can be the starting point of positive change. This happens when you decide that enough is enough – when you finally reach the point where you just can’t live with yourself if you continue with your bad habit. If you find yourself at this stage, make a conscious decision that you will make a positive and permanent change in your life. Another circumstance that causes change is when you find yourself against a wall and you decide to improve yourself. Sometimes our bad habits get us into tough spots. For example, if you have problems with procrastination, it may get you in trouble at work. At this point, you are faced with a do or die decision. We also sometimes want to change our ways due to desire. Perhaps a career opportunity or crush will spark an inextinguishable desire to better yourself. While this feeling comes from within, it is often caused by something external. Try searching for whatever triggers your desire to change yourself. Finally, we sometimes resolve to improve ourselves. These are the moments when we make firm decisions that we are going to change. Resolve often happens after being told you will not accomplish your goal. Simply promise yourself that you will never give up and you will find yourself on the right track in no time. Using these four forces of change, we guide our efforts to break bad habits. It has worked for many of us at Universal Events already, and we’re sure it will work for you, too.