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How To Gamify Your Life To Win Big In 2019

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How To Gamify Your Life To Win Big In 2019
The reason games, especially video games, are so fun and addicting is because they continually challenge you. Each level is new and exciting. Each level is slightly more difficult than the last. Your confidence grows as you complete each level. Your desire for more difficult challenges grows. Your confidence soars.

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Yes with 30-day Challenges!

  • Define your SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time bound) goal.
  • Start small. Add on slightly more and more as you progress.
  • Journal your plans for the day and keep track of your progress.
  • Have a plan for the tasks and challenges you want to achieve.
  • Build positive momentum to have the desire in accomplishing more.
  • Constantly dare yourself with new and exciting challenges.
  • Create optimal environments to eliminate the temptations that will hold you back.

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The Power of 30-day Challenges

The Power of 30-day Challenges
  • Helps you reshape your routines, habits, and behaviors.
  • You begin to rewire your mind and subconscious.
  • You build momentum to propel you further and further ahead.
  • You grow bolder and dream bigger than ever before.
  • The more you do, the more you can do.

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Most resolutions fail because they are more of a wish than a plan. In fact, roughly 90% of all resolutions fail each year.

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Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work

Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work
  • An unrealistically difficult challenge for your current state.
  • Lack of planning. People usually just start doing something without a proper plan.
  • Lack of incremental build up. Due to lack of plan, people leap into hard stages.
  • Burnout after the excitement of the initial resolution wears off.

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Focus on the process. Focus on showing up,  on sticking to the schedule, on “not quitting.

Eventually, the results and the self–confidence will come anyway. 

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Procrastinating

Procrastination, or the way we let pending tasks linger on, just avoiding them, is one of the main reasons our goals don't materialize.

The longer any work is avoided the harder it becomes to eventually do it.

Like dishes piling up in the kitchen sink, they get harder and harder to do as the load increases.

Fear as the Cause of Inaction

Fear causes us to procrastinate. It can be:

  • Fear of change
  • Fear of leaving our comfort zone
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of what other people would think of us

We justify these fears by imaginary different reasons, but the root cause is not related to our invented reasons, it is our inherent fear.

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Everyone wants to cultivate better habits. The problem is very few of us want to do the work to make those habits a reality.

Develop better habits by:

  • Thinking really small: it accumulates and adds up in a big way;
  • Shifting your evironment, so that good habits are easier to keep;
  • Piggybacking new habits on old habits: 
  • Surrounding yourself with good people:
  • Keeping it simple: short lists, reachable;
  • Picking yourself up when you fall.