A Formula for Creating Good Habits and Meeting Your Goals
The brain places information into maps and pictures for quick recollection. We not only remember the past, but we also collect pictures of what we believe is possible in the future.
These pictures of the future are what motivates us to stay disciplined with our actions until it becomes a habit.
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The beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior.
You could trick yourself into going to the gym or eating healthy once or twice, but if you don't shift your underlying identity, then it's hard to stick with long-term changes.
Most people start by focusing on outcome-based goals like “I want to lose 20 pounds”. But these are surface-level changes.
... and building better habits is your identity.
Each action you perform is driven by the belief that it is possible. So if you change your identity (the type of person that you believe that you are), then it’s easier to change your actions.