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People value their comfort zone more than anything else, even money. We fall in love with outcomes, but taking actions means going out of our comfort zone. And that’s one thing we don’t want to compromise on at all. So, when work get tougher and our efforts decline for various reasons, we tend to give up.
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Devote at least 15 minutes a day to your change.
Even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood, one less cigarette, reading an inspirational article, do it. Mix it up, too. No one wants t...
Behavior modification teaches us that we repeat behaviors that make us feel good. What’s your payoff for not changing?
Until the goal becomes larger than the payoff, you’re always going to choose feeling good over feeling uncomfortable.
Start with one behavior at a time.
Instead of concentrating on losing 20 pounds in 20 days, for example, make a goal to simply begin by eating five fruits and vegetables a day.
Write it down when you’ve gone over your budget. The negativity you feel will help prevent you from overspending more or doing it again. Just think of this step as damage control.
If you try to deprive yourself too much, you’ll binge later and throw all your hard work out the window.
A spending binge can set you back far more than treating yourself occasionally, so go for the occasional minor splurge. Just keep your treats within your spending limits and you’ll be fine.
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."