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The Myth of the 'Aha' Moment

raptitude.com

The "Aha" Moment

It's that feeling of "Aha! That makes so much sense!

If feels like you found a new perspective that immediately clicks with you and that makes everything in your life more manageable: work, relationships, health, money, and yourself.

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Returning to old patterns

Occasionally, after an “Aha” moment, we enjoy a few weeks of newfound enthusiasm and ease. But much more often, we return to old patterns without ever deciding to.

This is a pretty common human pattern, especially for self-improvement hobbyists. The epiphany’s afterglow fades. 

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Daily practice

The missing ingredient in dissolving old behaviors is a daily practice

To start living in a new way, we need practice — some way to gain experience noticing the moments when we’re about to do thing A, and then do thing B instead, even while it’s still exceedingly easy and comfortable...

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Life changes

We tend to think that big changes happen in life when we discover a better way to live. But that discovery is not the moment of change. 

You really change when this new way of living starts to feel natural, and for that to happen, you need practice.

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