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Care For Your Goals

If the habits that you are trying to inculcate in you are dear to you, you won't need much motivation or willpower.

Setting goals related to what we care for provides us with the best use of our limited energy and it gives us a bigger probability to succeed.

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Failure Is Inevitable

Most of us fail in our endeavors at some point in our lives, whether it's a New Year's resolution or a health goal you are working on. These setbacks make us human, not a failure.

Our willpower and motivation are not what makes us succeed, but our dusting ourselves up and getting back in...

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Something is Better Than Nothing

Less than perfect is still beneficial. Something is better than nothing.

90 % of our results will hinge on us sticking to the fundamentals.

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Stick to Your Schedule

Even doing something small towards your goal can help build a daily routine.

Example: Instead of skipping the morning jog entirely due to lack of time, one can jog for a few minutes.

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Schedule Your Habits

Schedule your habits by giving them a specific space in your daily waking hours. You can put it in your calendar, or link it to your current behavior patterns. 

Create a system around your existing life to incorporate the new habit.

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Design Your Surroundings

We normally think we need more motivation and willpower to succeed. But motivation is inconsistent and fickle, and you cannot rely on it daily. You would need to hack your environment, and design the surroundings around you to facilitate progress towards the goals.

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What You Can Control

Focusing on what we have, what the positive side is, and what opportunity arises out of the current situation, is the answer to sticking with our goals.

Instead of excuses, one can find ways to progress, maybe taking a different approach.

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A Familiar Face

Having a person overlooking you and noting your progress, like a friend, teammate or coach can work wonders on your daily motivation.

Having a familiar face around you can be reason enough to show up daily.

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Why habits work better than goals

Why habits work better than goals

  • Goals rely on things not always under our control like health and emotional stability. Habits are more automated & free up our brain for other things.
  • Goals rely on willpower and self-discipline. Once created, habits don't depend on motivation.

1. Make your goals manageable

Setting unrealistic goals and taking on too much can lead to burnout . While not an actual clinical diagnosis, the symptoms of burnout are recognized by medical professionals. Job burnout can cause exhaustion , loss of interest and motivation, and a longing to escape.

Overthinking eats up your willpower

You can think of willpower as a muscle. The more you use it, the more it wears out, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. 

When we agonize over a decision, we deplete our limited supply of willpower much more quickly, causing us to feel exhausted and overwhelmed...

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