28 Days to Form a Habit
A Princeton University study claims if you do the same thing every day for 28 consecutive days it will become a habit. (SBC Life, April 1997)
Old Habits Die Hard
There is a true story about a TV announcer who had been doing coffee commercials for several years; then he changed sponsors. This time he was doing a commercial for a cigarette company.
On camera for his first new commercial, he took a long draw on his sponsor's cigarette, blew a big smoke ring, looked into the camera and said, "Man, that's good coffee!"
Old habits die hard. (Dynamic Preaching, Vol. X, Nov. 1995)
The Second Half of Your Life
"The second half of a man's life is made up of the habits he acquired during the first half." --Dostoyevski