“Successful people are simply those with successful habits” – Brian Tracy
“Live in the mud, taste like mud”—that’s what my dad, the most avid fisherman I’ve ever known, used to say about your typical carp. Nobody likes a fish that tastes like it was boiled slowly in some Louisiana swamp water. Even if you manage to chew around the endless supply of microscopic bones, there’s no getting the gritty taste of sludge out of your mouth (they make great bear bait, or so I’ve heard!).
You see, a carp is a lot like a bad habit: it wastes your time, leaves a bad Taste in your mouth, and ultimately stops you from achieving (or catching) bigger and better things. And much like a carp, there’s only one thing you can do with a bad habit—THROW IT BACK!
Fishermen down on their luck always sing the same songs—their lines are always twisted (learn how to avoid this later), they never win a fight against a big fish, or they sit for hours in still waters and the only thing they hook is the river bank
Are you tired of not getting any action out on water despite having great equipment, a lot of grit and determination, and a fully packed cooler to celebrate your catch?
There are some bad habits that I see every day out on the water that make me cringe. It’s OK. I was there too once. The good news is that fishermen are creatures of habit just like everyone else and habits can be broken.
Are you tired of blaming bad luck, Mother Nature, or an exceptionally intelligent fish for your lack of success? Here are 10 bad habits you need to throw back into the water immediately to take your game to the next level: