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Habits vs. Goals: A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life

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Why habits work better than goals

  • Goals rely on things not always under our control like health and emotional stability. Habits are more automated & free up our brain for other things.
  • Goals rely on willpower and self-discipline. Once created, habits don't depend on motivation.

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Difference between Habits and Goals

  • Goal is an end-point. Habit is a daily persistent action. 

They each require different forms of action, like being fluent in a new language in six months is a goal, but practicing 30 minutes each day is a habit.

  • Habits influence our automatic b...

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- Stephen Covey

"Habit is the intersection of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do), and desire (want to do)."

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Benefits of Habits

A well-crafted set of habits ensures we reach our goals with incremental steps.

  • Habits can lead to overshooting our goals. A habit of reading a page a day can lead to reading more on some days, and so finish that book sooner.
  • After building a habit, it ...

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- Octavia Butler

"Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice."

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Making growth a way of life

With consistency, the benefits of habits compound and lead to extraordinary achievements.

The common daily habits of successful people prove that when we switch our focus from achieving specific goals to creating positive long-term habits, we can make continuous improvemen...

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