Habit-building is a powerful tool for self-improvement. But the power of the tool can also create some overreach. In one way, habits will fail to form.
In other circumstances, habits are not the right way of thinking for making progress on some goals.
Many habits are simply routines, but not all of them. For example, there isn't a habit for a hard workout at the gym - you won't become absent-minded midway through a benchpress.
The habit-forming philosophy is that you should do things slowly and steadily. Slow and steady leads to a more sustainable strategy for the long-run. But in many areas, this strategy doesn't apply.
The mistake here is assuming slow or fast always works best, without first checking if your specific strategy will be the best approach.
We cannot assume that we can change our behavior in any way we please, and with enough time, the new behavior will become a habit.
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