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Goals sound much sexier in our head than habits

  • Goals: there’s a clear image of a certain result in our head and that gets us more excited in the moment;
  • Habits: are long-term and repetitive - they seem boring. And there’s no clear image one can imagine for “going to the gym every morning for a year”.

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  • Spending mindset: People who stay poor or middle class see money as something to be spent.
  • Investing mindset: People who become rich see money as something to be invested.

1. Exercise: benefits for mental and physical health.

2. Cooking: benefits in controlling what and when you eat.

3. Meditation: increased focus, improved self-awareness, better mental health.

4.Reading: benefits in interpersonal relationships.

Some habits make other positive habits much easier to acquire as well. ad once adopted, will reverberate into other areas of your life. These are sometimes referred to as “keystone habits.” 

 ....and eschew forming useful habits. Instead, they set unrealistic drastic goals that and then become frustrated when they make little to no progress towards them. 

  • Goals are a one-time bargain. They are the spending mindset. 
  • Habits are an investing mindset. Habits require one to invest one’s efforts for a little while and then take the rewards of that effort and re-invest them in a greater effort to form even better ha...

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