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The Goldilocks rule: how to stay motivated in your life and work

The human brain naturally loves challenges. And for something to be challenging, it cannot be too easy or too difficult.

If it’s too easy, we get bored very fast. If it’s too difficult, we lose our motivation

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“If you can get 1 percent better each day You will end up 37 times better by the time you’re done, if you get worst 1% every single day end up reaching nearly 0"

  • Make it invisible
  • Make it unattractive
  • Make it difficult
  • Make it unsatisfying

If you want to make a habit a big part of your life, make the cue a big part of your environment.

  1. Changing your outcome -it is about what you get, Like losing weight and publishing book
  2. Changing your process - It is about what you do, Changing your habits and system

“The goal is not to run a marathon, the goal is to become a runner.”

Habits exist in order to help us do repetitive things automatically.

We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action.

  • We will instinctively Choose the path That requires least amount of Work.
  • When friction is reduced, habit become easier.

  • simple habits should take less than two minutes and be easy to do. So instead of reading a chapter, read a page.
  • Automate the entry habit, and you will automate the whole activity.

“A habit needs to be enjoyable for it to last.”

  • Make it obvious
  • Make it attractive
  • Make it easy
  • Make it satisfying

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