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This Simple Action is All it Takes to Stick to Your Goals

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This Simple Action is All it Takes to Stick to Your Goals
The journey to a thousand miles starts with a single step. But you cannot reach the destination if you stop after ten steps. On the other hand, continuing your journey doesn't demand that you turn into a superhero. It just demands that you take one step at a time.

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Aversion against discomfort

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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Abandoning goals midway

  • You have to work twice as hard to get back to your original rhythm, each time you lose momentum, 
  • The joy you felt when imagined the goal achieved turns into guilt and disappointment.

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Your average pace

According to James Clear, your average pace is what pushes you enough to make progress, but not so much that it becomes unsustainable. It will produce long-term results and will turn these actions into habits over time.

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Devote at least 15 minutes a day to your change.

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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.

Set realistic goals

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.  

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Common budgeting mistakes

  1. Not Tracking Expenses: it's impossible to stick to your budget if you don't know where your money is going.
  2. Buying on Impulse: Impulse buying is expensive.&nb...

Tracking expenses

One of the ugly truths about budgeting is that when you keep track of your expenses, it’s painfully clear when you’ve gone off track. 

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.

Being frugal and miserable

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.

Marcus Aurelius

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

"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."

How to brighten your day

  • Reflect on what you appreciate and love about your partner, friends, or family members.
  • Express your appreciation to them.
  • Take the time to see how you can help someone out.
  • Slow down for 3 minutes. Let your thoughts and body also slow down while you pay attention to life around you.
  • Smile towards the people you meet.
  • Make someone else happy. Give him or her a gift of some kind.
  • Take fewer things for granted, like your food, the weather, or small gestures. It will inspire and motivate you.
  • Take action and create the day you wish to have.
  • Say yes to something new.
  • Say no to a should that isn't that important.
  • Take a 2-minute laugh-break.
  • Do what you deep down think is the right thing.
  • Stand still for a minute, close your eyes and simply enjoy the sun.