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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 bett...
Focusing on the average makes sense when you're hoping to sustain something, even if it is not always a perfectly easy and consistent output.
It works when you are already putting in a bit ...
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.
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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.
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Progressive habits are about managing growth, while consistent habits are are about managing decline. Progressive habits are less st...
Small, incremental adjustments in difficulty are almost certain to push your level up. The downside with progressive habits is that they are harder to sustain.
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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.