I have this awful habit... I swear. It's all over my workplace, you'd think I worked in a factory sometimes. But really it's not their fault, it's mine. I've been swearing since 4th grade. And I am going to stop. That's it. I started really watching my words at home. Then I realized, I don't swear as much at home. I notice I swear when I am mad... So I am going to stop.
I don't like the habit, it doesn't taste good (I love to eat even though it's not good for me), there are no great rewards, and probably a lot of consequences, some I probably don't even see. It really sounds a lot like smoking... bad habit, doesn't taste good, and most of the consequences come after years of smoking, cancer and the "e" word that I can't spell.
So, like every bad habit, it will be hard to break, but with the Lord's help, I will.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed
Proverbs 16:23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.