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Clarifying Your Single Most Important Focus

Clarifying Your Single Most Important Focus

  • Start by identifying just one essential goal or habit to focus on improving over the 30 days.
  • Hyperfocus on one priority area at a time rather than diluting efforts across multiple changes.
  • This concentrated effort generates maximum momentum.
  • Avoid spreading yourself too thin.
  • Define the singular change that would make the biggest impact.


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Planning Small, Specific Daily Actions

Planning Small, Specific Daily Actions

Break your priority habit down into tiny, specific daily actions and rituals that you can easily and consistently complete. Small wins build self-efficacy and compound daily.

Rather than vague long-term aspirations, schedule these manageable steps into each day to drive real change. Plan the detailed habits that will add up through consistency.


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Overplanning the First Few Days

Overplanning the First Few Days

Invest significant time visualizing and planning out details for the first 3-5 days to build early momentum before motivation fades. Push yourself past initial activation energy.

Meticulously prepare this launch phase. Once started, inertia takes over if early efforts are successful. The beginning sets the tone.


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Avoiding Distracting Multitasking

Avoiding Distracting Multitasking

Single task when establishing a new habit, with zero distractions. Multitasking drains mental bandwidth needed to solidify new patterns.

Enable deeper concentration and focus on one change at a time in isolation. Don't split efforts.


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Removing Triggers and Friction

Removing Triggers and Friction

Proactively eliminate environmental cues, disruptions and points of friction that can trigger your bad habits or behaviors you want to avoid. Make your home and office spaces support your new target habit and make the old habit difficult to default to.

Shape your context.


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Batching Related Tasks Together

Batching Related Tasks Together

  • Group similar daily actions together at a fixed time or part of your routine to increase efficiency.
  • Build reliable sequences and rhythms around related tasks, like exercise, learning, planning, admin, etc.
  • Channel your energy during focused time chunks.


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Leveraging Accountability Partners

Leveraging Accountability Partners

  • Enlist peers, friends or family to hold you accountable to your detailed daily plans and actions.
  • An accountability partner provides external discipline on days when internal motivation wavers.
  • Shared journeys reinforce new habits.


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Judging Progress, Not Perfection

Judging Progress, Not Perfection

  • Define success based on whether your daily actions move you towards your goal, not on immediate perfection.
  • Progress requires patience and persistence.
  • Celebrate small daily steps forward.
  • Avoid absolutes.
  • Aim for consistency, not achievements.


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In 30 Days, Marc Reklau provides a practical 30 day system to identify your most important goals, eliminate bad habits, and build momentum through small daily actions. His approach aims to create lasting positive change.

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