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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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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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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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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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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening theΒ ax.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Albert Einstein
β€œIf I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first fifty-five minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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