Create Your Grow Taller Habits

the grow taller habit

In the pursuit of any goal,  not just how to grow taller, whether it is to lose weight, get a promotion at work, improve your fitness, almost anything, most people try to change their world overnight and then wonder why they eventually fail.

Take losing weight for example, people will read about a new fad diet, then try to completely follow it immediately through massive will power, but usually they can only keep this up for so long.

Does this sound familiar?

So why bother trying then I hear you say. Don’t worry, there is another way!

One of the best books I have read recently is “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. The basic premise is that for any goal you have, don’t try to change your world overnight, just start small doing a limited number of simple easy to do actions every day. As they become a habit, add more simple easy to do actions, and so on.

For example, if from a position of total lack of fitness you wanted to be able to run marathons, could you start running 5 miles a day straight away? Possibly but it would be hard to do and take a lot of will power. Could you run once this month for 15 minutes? Yes, almost everyone would find this easy to do. Then eventually start running twice a month, then increase the amount of time to 20 minutes, etc, etc.

Grow Taller Habits

Take growing taller as another example, if you want to maximize your child’s height by improving their diet, would you overnight change all their meals, and be really firm with them to make them eat all their vegetables etc? You would likely have a massive fight on your hand and actually put your child off some foods.

Could you start by doing a simple easy to do action like giving your child a glass of milk to drink while they are eating their breakfast, to increase their daily milk intake? Then adding one more healthy snack to their pack lunch that they like, e.g. my kids like chopped carrots or peppers, particularly with humus to dip them in.

Simple Daily Actions Over Time Become Habits

Whatever goals you want to achieve, work out how you can achieve them gradually with simple easy to do actions.

You also need to believe in the process as you have no immediate feedback, in fact you may not have any feedback for years. If you have an unhealthy meal today, will it adversely affect you? The affect is minuscule and insignificant. If you have an unhealthy meal every day for 30 years will it affect you? Definitely!

So any small actions you take on a day to day basis are relatively insignificant, but it is their effect built up over time that has a massive effect. Hence why taking these regular positive actions towards your goals, although easy to do, are also easy not to do.

If you can keep an action up for 90 days, it will become a habit. You already have loads of habits, some good and some not so good. When you clean your teeth before bedtime, you just do it automatically without thinking about it, it became a habit from early age. You never think “I’m really tired tonight, I’m not going to brush my teeth”.


For any goals you have, including to grow taller, break the goal down into small easy to do daily actions, and only start the actions you can easily do straight away, then over time add to them. Once you’ve been doing an action daily for 90 days it will become a habit.

It is important you make them into a habit as you will have no feedback as to their effect possibly for years, hence you have to believe in the process.

In the pursuit to grow taller,  can you think of one simple to do positive daily action reference your diet, exercise, and posture? Write them down and start doing them daily. Over time, they will have a dramatic effect on helping you to grow taller.

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