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They don’t realize that every day they show up they’re building momentum. They are moving closer and closer to a breakthrough or inflection point.
We usually make effort unsustainable. For example:
But when it comes to developing and maintaining a new habit, frequency matters more than intensity.
Keystone habits lead to the development of multiple good habits.
Exercise is a good example of this. Once you start to change your exercise habits, it sets off a chain reaction that changes other habits as well: you start feeling good about your body, you eat healthy foods, you procrastinate less, etc.
To make any habit stick in the long-term (keystone or not), do it regularly.
The more often you do the habit, the more you'll get used to it, and eventually, you'll do it without thinking—the definition of a habit.
Writing for an hour a day can improve your personal and professional life.
A lot can be accomplished by a focused hour of creation time, in which you are not disturbed. Deep creativity tasks, when done just a little daily, can become a lot in a year.