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There are a few different ways you can go about setting a goal or creating a new habit.
Minimum targeting works well for establishing long-term habits.
A goal of, for instance, doing fifty push-ups every day might not be ideal for fitness, but doing something is better than doing nothing.
Another reason to focus on the minimum is that it assumes the difficulty is in starting. To start a process can often be the hardest. Then you want to set a lower threshold to make starting as easy as possible.
When you focus on the maximum, you can expand your potential. It requires deliberate practice with a high focus on quality, focusing on specific aspects of performance with clear feedback.
Bursts of high intensity are not sustainable long-term. Maximum-targeting works well when there is an efficiency gain for reaching higher levels. Once the burst has finished, you move to average or minimum-targeted goals.
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Any goal or project will usually have these basic qualities:
When a goal has high uncertainty as to what level is achievable to reach within a particular time-frame, it is better to set specific targets in the middle of the process.
Plan your goals with the variables you do have: overall direction, time-frame, level of effort and strategies.
If you want to improve your life, you have to be committed and start from the right foundation.
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The productivity system is not just about getting more work done - it's about organising all of your goals and efforts.
When it comes to self-improvement, people can face two problems:
A productivity system, built correctly, solves both of these problems.
Exercise sharpens your mind and improves your mood. It is also entirely under your control.
It is recommended that you start with an exercise schedule that involves exercising at the same time every weekday so that it quickly becomes a habit. If you feel you are too busy, focus on high-intensity workouts for 20-30 minutes at a time.
Too little effort and you may never see results (or too slowly to notice). Too much effort and you may burnout long before any permanent progress has been made.
1. Pick the goal you’re working on.
2. Choose a level of intensity that is at or near your maximum.
3. When you see results, ease back in a controlled fashion.