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STOP Your Dependence On  Motivation: Here’s Why

STOP Your Dependence On Motivation: Here’s Why

  1. Motivation is unreliable, since it is based on how we feel (bad days, good days). We have known for centuries that human emotions are fluid and unpredictable.
  2. Motivation comes by believing in positive aspects of a goal and it’s really hard to change your feelings just by thinking.
  3. Motivation is destructive. When you rely on motivation to make you do something, there will always be decreasing enthusiasm following up and every subsequent time you will be requiring more of motivation to even get started.

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  1. Willpower, unlike motivation, is reliable. If you are forcing yourself to do something, you get accountability for your actions and that’s dependable.
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It explains how you can get the most out of the fact that 45% of your behavior happens on autopilot by setting ridiculously small goals, relying on willpower instead of motivation and tracking your progress to live a life that’s full of good mini habits.

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Personal development blogger Stephen Guise offers a self-improvement program that is “too small to fail.”

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The 3:1 Rule: Healthy Reward System

• Stack the habits you want to build with leisure activity in a 3:1 ratio.

• Try to have a healthy leisure activity instead on bombarding your brain cells.

• Increase the ratio once the habit becomes part of your integral system.

"Repeat this rule until you get through the plate...

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