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What is a habit?

What is a habit?

Let's star with this simple question. A habit is a routine or practice performed regularly; an automatic response to a specific situation.


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The wrong approach

The wrong approach

Many people tend to implement actions in order to achieve a particular goal; I will train soccer every day to win the game. And it is not wrong to want to achieve something, but the key to implement habits is the other side of the coin, we have to focus on who we want to become; I am...


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When your dreams are vague, it's easy to rationalize little exceptions all day long and never get around to the specific things you need to do to succeed



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Why is it so difficult to create habits?

Why is it so difficult to create habits?

One of the main reasons why it is so difficult to create habits is because of people's patience; people make small changes, don't see results soon and stop doing it.

Remember that mastery requires patience and constant work. Everything can be achieved in the long run, sometimes you just hav...


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The score takes care of itself



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Habits are, simply, reliable solutions to recurring problems in our environment



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Implement systems, not goals

Implement systems, not goals

Goals are about results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results. 

A handful of problems arise when you spend too much time thinking about your goals and not enough time designing your systems.

We must create systems that allow us to achieve our ...


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Small changes? No thanks

Small changes? No thanks

Remember that habits can be actions that, when done, seem insignificant but in the long run make a big change. Many people always underestimate the power of small, consistent improvements. This is all based on the compound effect; Small and smart actions + c...


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Exercise as a routine, not a habit

Exercise as a routine, not a habit

Habit conjures up images of engaging in a mindless, automatic behavior, which fitness is not. 

Start thinking about making exercise a routine or a ritual more than a habit.

According to psychologists, the difference is that routines and rituals are deliberate, purposefu...

Habits are mental shortcuts

Habits are mental shortcuts

A habit is a routine or behavior that is carried out repeatedly and most of the time automatically.

When you are faced with a problem repeatedly, your brain starts to automate the process of solving it. Your habits are sets of automatic solutions that solve the pro...

The Confusion Of Habit and Routine

The Confusion Of Habit and Routine

Habits are programmed human behaviors with little or zero conscious thought. Habits free our minds to other things, but our behavior isn’t always on autopilot. There are many tasks that require concentration, deliberation, and effort, and cannot be simply fed in the brain as an automatic habit.

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