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What Does It Take To Form A Habit

First thing is we must acknowledge the laziness of our brain. So what should do is make the task easy for the brain.

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Hard To Form. Hard To Break

Hard To Form. Hard To Break

Have you ever promise yourself that you would eat healthy this year? Or not to use social media too much? And couldn't keep your promise?

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Abraham Lincoln

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six of them sharpening my axe.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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Lazy Brain

Evolutionary, human brain wired in a way to use as less energy as possible. This is to save the processing power of brain for more vital functions like vison. So, if some task takes too much processing power brain would try to drop that or hardwire the procedure by forming a habit.

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What About Motivation?

Like many natural phenomenas, each and every habit may require a Activation Energy.

We know that when gasoline is set on fire it quickly ignite. But for that also we need to give some initia energy, by setting it on fire.

But that doesn't mean motivation will carry yo...

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How To Dry The Wood

The idea here is making the task easy for the brain, in other words "establish a viable system".

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Instant Reward Vs. Long Term Reward

As much as brain loves ease, brain loves rewards. Brain doesn't only care about the quantity of the reward, but also how fast it can get that. Brain loves instant reward. Thats why even though you want to eat healthy you end up eating much sugar, carbs, salt and oil.

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Sharp The Knife For First 7 Hours

There are many ways to establish a viable system. The basic idea is use the initial energy to make a good pathway brain can follow easily while getting sufficient reward.

If you want to cut a tree in 8 hours, don't just cut the tree. Sharp y...

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How To Sharp The Knife

This is a broad topic to discuss separately. But here a few keywords to look for.

  • Habit stacking
  • Habit coupling
  • Create the reinforcing environment

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What We Love To Do

It’s not easy for most to find out what they love and to do that for the rest of their lives. Our education system is not of much help to us in terms of how our life should be.

If we are somehow able to find what we love to do, what pays well, and what we are good at doing, we can find...

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Why Is It So Hard To Focus?

Why Is It So Hard To Focus?

Most humans have trouble focusing on one task. While we attribute this to our laziness, it actually has an evolutionary reason. Early humans always had to stay aware of their surroundings for potential danger (like a tiger lurking around). So our brains have evolved to always have their attentio...

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