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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 you to your goal. Because you can set fire on wet wood. You need to dry it first 😉

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting a schedule for yourself seems simple, but it puts your decision-making on autopilot by giving your goals a time and a place to live. It makes it more likely that you will follow through regardless of your motivation levels.

Build Motivation to Overcome Depression

Build Motivation to Overcome Depression

Here's some techniques that you can start using to turn your motivation on its head:

  1. You don't need to wait for motivation to actually do something. Commit to action and values rather than waiting for the motivation to show up.
  2. Action creates motivation...

How to Build a New Habit

  1. Start with an incredibly small habit, one that is easy enough that you don't need motivation to do it
  2. Increase your habit in very small ways - start small and gradually improve
  3. As you build up, break habits into chunks

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