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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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Choose one word that summarizes your vision. Remember this keyword when your day starts to spin out of control. It can help to put elements of your vision in mind to keep you focussed.
Your brain needs reminders of the evidence that your goal is achievable and worth the effort.
Our lives are defined by how we regularly spend our days. It is not determined by the occasional moments when we suddenly remember to exercise or call a friend.
To create new habits requires change. We must have a clear view of the outcome we desire.
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Devote at least 15 minutes a day to your change.
Even if it’s just a walk around your neighborhood, one less cigarette, reading an inspirational article, do it. Mix it up, too. No one wants to be stuck doing some tedious workout regime.
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