FOLLOW Walk the Winding Path Stick to short commitments. Get good at this skill before going further. Understand your goal at different levels. The highest goal should be fairly abstract. Set a much more specific agenda of how I could fulfill this. Have periodic reviews where you can change your direction and incorporate new ideas. Don't let your reviews interfere with the short-term process of committing.
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One of the most important skills you can cultivate is the ability to plan, execute and finish your projects. Unfortunately, most people are spectacularly bad at this skill. I've witnessed this firsthand. Over the lifetime of this blog, I've ran several small-scale courses where I've tried to help people one-on-one.
Commitment to Personal Goals
Generally, people don't train in themselves the
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Improve Your Ability to Stick to Things Start with projects that should be easy to commit to. Don’t start with projects of 3-6 months if you don’t have a strong track-record of one-month successes behind you. Start becoming more sensitive about what you commit to. Be cautious about overcommitting. If you need future flexibility, bake it into your initial commitment, don’t try to wiggle it in later. Raise the bar on what counts as a valid excuse. View commitment as a long-term skill-building project. FOLLOW How to Know When to Quit | Scott H Young
You know the dilemma. You've been doing something for awhile, but it doesn't seem to be working. Should you keep going, and push through with it? Or quit and do something else? There's no right answer to this. Sometimes, sticking through will be the right answer.
The Commitment Muscle
Sticking through things longer builds resilience. But sticking through on a bad idea, project or effort can lose you years of your life.
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pre-specified periods of time, effort or stress that you decide you’re willing to endure before you step back and re-evaluate. Pick Your Quitting Point Set shorter lengths of projects: set projects that are short enough that committing to them all the way is easy enough to do or break into chunks th bigger ones. Set re-evaluation points for ongoing habits and goals. Based on impact to other areas of your life. You can choose metrics like: time and how those things impact your life. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN