Ultimately, habits are just an affirmation, really. With that, this article begins. Yes, we have a choice of what habits to have in life and existence as our path is our own. I mean, it is a choice of being drunken and unconsciously doing the bad and letting the bad happen or doing the good and making that happen.
When reality is thought about, sometimes even the best of us and especially the worst of us think that things are out of our control. Well, through habits good or bad, they really are. Sometimes, I think of reality like the grooves of a compact disc, wax record or tape recording as I am sure that many do, only the habit patterns and "grooves" are more complicated and permanent, and there is more of choice in outcome also. So, I can honestly say: If it is good, it is our virtue. If it is bad, it is our fault.
It starts with behavior and ends with a habit however you want to put it. If it is bad, like alcohol or cigarettes, it is called a negative addiction. If it is good, like exercise, cleanliness or something beneficial, it is called a positive routine. My point is, it all starts with behavior without question and ends with a habit, good or bad. Now, chance has its place, but the habit is the main thing that causes the rest of it to work or not work in its totality whatever the plans ultimately. Sure, things may not go exactly to plan, but the total workings of something depends on the attitude it is done with. You may or may not agree with me totally, but you have to admit, behavior and habit have something to do with everything we do, achieve or have or the lack of it.
So, I would like to end this way: Receptive behavior is always a positive, especially when genuinely understand what is going on and how to act accordingly in the situation and beyond it. The only time when it is a negative is when we are receptive to the wrong things as mentioned above, but when we take in the right things and take them to heart as habits, that is when receptiveness is the best. After all, good habits are easier in the longest run than bad habits, although bad habits may look easier in a destructive "quickly power grabbing" way sometimes. Good habits give you life, bad habits take it away.