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If your goal includes eliminating a specific behavior, it must be replaced with a new behavior if you want permanent change.
If we don’t substitute a behavior, we end up creating a big void that leads to obsessive thinking. And that eventually will lead to falling back into old patterns.
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Write your vision in a journal.
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