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1. What is a Habit.

1. What is a Habit.

A habit is a routine that is performed on a regular basis, generally unconsciously. Changes that appear minor and insignificant at first might accumulate over time and make a substantial difference.

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2. How to Create a Good Habit.

2. How to Create a Good Habit.

When the habit levers are in the right place, creating healthy habits becomes effortless. 

 1. Cue – make it obvious.

 2. Craving – make it attractive.

 3. Response – make it easy.

 4. Reward – make it satisfy.

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3. Don't Focus on the Result.

3. Don't Focus on the Result.

Focus on trajectory over results. You get what you repeat – your life is an accumulation of your lagging habits. True behavior change requires a change of identity.

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4. Sticking to Your New Habits.

4. Sticking to Your New Habits.

When starting a new habit, saying what you're going to do and when you're going to do it increases the likelihood that you'll do it. Another effective technique is habit stacking, by using existing habits to cue the formation of new habits.

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5. Proximity.

5. Proximity.

Motivation is overrated. The environment is far more important. Create a productive environment with visual cues to encourage healthy habits. Make every effort to design it in such a way that it avoids any negative temptations.

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6. Importance of Starting.

6. Importance of Starting.

If you want to master something, simply start. Repetition is better than a perfect plan. Quantity leads to quality. The right question is not “how long will it take to form a new habit?” but “how many will it take to form a new habit?

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7. Accountability.

7. Accountability.

Habit tracking, habit contracts, and accountability partners are wonderful ways to start positive habits or stop unhealthy ones. There a lot of apps that can help you with that as well but ideally, you write a journal using pen and paper.

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8. Deal with Boredom.

8. Deal with Boredom.

One of the characteristics that distinguishes the greats is that they enjoy boredom. They are willing to persevere even when they are not in the mood or want to do something else. The greatest threat to success is boredom, not failure.

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9. Personal Strengths and Interests.

9. Personal Strengths and Interests.

Make sure to take your interests and proclivities into account. What comes easy to you that is hard for others? Becoming successful is a lot easier when you're doing something you like and enjoy.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones.

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