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Our ability to follow through on our best intentions, such as getting into a new habit or changing our behaviour, doesn't depend on our reasons or our convictions that we should do it. It doesn't rely on our willpower or knowing the benefits of a particular behaviour.

All it requires is to show up consistently, even if you do it poorly.

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