What we hope ever to do with ease, we
must learn first to do with
diligence. -Samuel Johnson
I've got seventeen more days to go on my 21 Day Grace Period. From March 5 to March 25, I'm following Jehangir Palkhivala's Mother Sequence of yoga poses as my practice. I've done it before with glowing results, but this time my interest is on the efficacy of a 21 Day focus.
What is so magical about repeating an action or a prescribed regimen for 21 Days? It hasn't been scientifically proven although you'll find many articles and books claiming "Research shows that it takes 21 Days to develop a new habit". I can't find evidence of any such study being done, but it still seems to work.
Jehangir has had a lot of success, helping people to heal physical ailments by prescribing the sequence for 21 Days, along with a diet of unprocessed and basically raw foods. If 21 Days works like a miracle for stubborn health problems, why not use it to improve other areas of life?
So far, I have written:
- Day 1. Why 21 Days?
- Day 2. The End is Near: 21 days seems doable.
- Day 3. Focus: You can't help but succeed with that amount of focus toward one goal.
- Day 4. Look the Other Way. When things don't go as planned., look again.
Your comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome. Mahalo.