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Sticking through things longer builds resilience. But sticking through on a bad idea, project or effort can lose you years of your life.
The goal is to increase your ability to sustain commitments you make to yourself, without undermining those commitments by over-committing to the wrong things.
Real activities on real projects, real work, or real results are more effective than substitution or preparation work.
Some examples include:
However, there are arguments against doing the real thing.
What many people fail at with long-term commitments is that they make their initial vision too rigid.
Flexible commitment can help overcome this by bringing together two properties. Flexibility to change the terms of your goal as information becomes available allowing you to redirect efforts and commitment to the core effort so as to not abandon your goal entirely.
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