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If You Want To Achieve Your Goals 10x Faster, You Need to Stop Following Routines
You've been looking at success the wrong way After years of studying motivation, goal-setting, and building momentum, I've discovered that if you want to achieve your goals 10x faster, you need to stop following routines. I know what you're thinking. Let me explain. Routines don't work for most people.

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Stop following routines

Routines don’t work for most people. People with young kids, pets, people who travel a lot or work remotely, find it extremely difficult to follow the same routine every day. If you keep trying, yo...

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Focus on the process

It is better to focus on the process rather than the outcome. When you focus on the outcome, you slow your growth.

Commit to consistent practice. Focus on the process of getting better ev...

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Small progress

Most people lack success because they cannot follow a routine to achieve an important goal.

Instead of fighting a losing battle, learn to move around these tasks to start making progress whe...

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