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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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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 incre...

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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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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.

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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 ...

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Actions change your beliefs

It's your daily actions that will change what you believe about yourself and the person you become. 

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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People rely too much on self-discipline

 ....and eschew forming useful habits. Instead, they set unrealistic drastic goals that and then become frustrated when they make little to no progress towards them. 

Goals sound much sexier in our head than habits

  • Goals: there’s a clear image of a certain result in our head and that gets us more excited in the moment;
  • Habits: are long-term and repetitive - they seem boring. And there’s no clear image one can imagine for “going to the gym every morning for a year”.

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Vulnerability and confirmation bias

Vulnerability and confirmation bias

Vulnerability challenges your confirmation bias.

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Breaking out of your comfort zone

Breaking out of your comfort zone makes you feel vulnerable, but that feeling works in your favor because it improves your performance and boosts your growth. A  constant state of comfort equals steady performance.

Too much anxiety, however, will make you too stressed to be productive. 

Set realistic goals to hedge your anxiety

In most cases, once you do something scary, you realize it’s not as bad as you thought—it was just the anticipation that frightened you more than anything.

Setting a goal can help you get past that anticipation and feel in control of your vulnerability.

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