FOLLOW Meaningful Work Doing something that one loves tends to provide clarity, happiness and a sense of purpose. People who find meaning in their work tend to be motivated, engaged, and empowered. It increases job satisfaction, overall performance, and personal fulfillment.
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FOLLOW The Habit Loop: 5 Habit Triggers That Make New Behaviors Stick
In my book New York Times bestselling book Atomic Habits, I explain that the process of building a habit can be divided into four simple steps: cue, craving, response, and reward. The image below shows the habit loop and how these four factors work together to build new habits.
The Habit Loop
cue triggers a craving, which motivates a response, which provides a reward, which satisfies the craving and, ultimately, becomes associated with the cue. Together, these fo... 5 primary ways that a new habit can be triggered Cue 1: Time - Most common way to trigger a new habit Cue 2: Location - Most powerful driver of mindless habits and also the least recognized Cue 3: Preceding Event - Many habits are a response to something else that happens in your life Cue 4: Emotional State - emotional state is a common cue for bad habits Cue 5: Other People - people you surround yourself with can play a role in your habits and behaviors. FOLLOW 3 Things School Taught You Without You Even Realizing It
So I wrote a story about a school shooting. Except, in my story, once the shooter was cornered by police, instead of blowing his own brains out he began teaching the children himself, executing the ones who misbehaved or didn't follow directions. At first, his executions seemed irrational and cruel.
School should not be the place where kids just learn and pass information, but a place where they learn about themselves. The power of failure
Failure helps us.
It’s how we are learning. It is the path to growth. So being comfortable with it allows us to take more calculated risks and see opportunities where others aren’t looking. FOLLOW Focus On The Meaning The things that give us deep happiness are inherently things that take longer and have a big element of meaning in them.
And if the task you have to do doesn’t seem meaningful, try reframing your experience. You might not be able to change what you have to do but you can change how you see it.
Take Ownership When we feel connected to what we’re doing, when we make something our own, we’re much more motivated.
To turn some task you’re handed at the office into something you feel ownership of, make small tweaks that customize what you have to do, that allow you to do it your way.
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