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A motivational spike tends to go down as excitement wears off. The brain is designed to keep us away from a problem; not to easily put the effort that could change us for good.
Try the three-second rule. It consists of deciding within three seconds to do what you need to do. The technique teaches you to snap out of it in three seconds and force your mind to do what needs doing.
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If you base your actions on a certain purpose, the friction of doing and not doing becomes easier. Without purpose, your efforts won’t be successful, as success is measured by what you achieve.
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It’s easy to try to tackle too much or too little and fail in changing when you don’t make a well thought out plan based on your goals and capabilities.
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The world is much more connected and more information is easily available than in the past. We have many more choices and they change fast.
The reality is that life is progress. It demands constant change and tweaking of what exists. There is no perfection. What exists is change and chan...
Having a system of rewards and punishments will make the process of changing less daunting as you have multiple points of rewarded success leading to a larger one.
To change yourself faster, learn to associate what you want to do with a reward.
If you don’t plan on what to do, you will find yourself in the same position you were yesterday.
Replace your bad habits with a good habit. Don’t just run away from them.
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Negative emotions may trigger us to think about everything we’re not doing, or feel like we’re doing wrong, but they're ineffective for making changes that stick. Real change needs a positive platform to launch from; we need positive, self-edifying reasons for taking on the challenge.
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It’s one thing to say, “I want to start going to the gym weekly.” It’s another to say, “It’s time to change and become the type of person who goes to the gym weekly.”
The second implies that to go to the gym, you must completely reinvent yourself. And that raise...
There are just people who go to the gym.
Similarly, there’s no such thing as a “productive person.” There are just people who do productive things fairly often.
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