"The natural tendency of life is to find stability. In biology we refer to this process as equilibrium or homeostasis."
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In order for change to last, we must work with the fundamental forces in our lives, not against them. Thus, the best way to achieve a new level of equilibrium is not with radical change, but through small wins each day. - James Clear
The myth of radical change and overnight success is pervasive in our culture. Any quest for rapid growth contradicts every stabilizing force in our lives. Remember, the natural tendency of life is to find stability.
"Resistance is proportionate to the size and speed of the change, not to whether the change is a favorable or unfavorable one".
Our daily routines are governed by the balance between our environment, our genetic potential and many other forces. All of these forces are interacting each day, but we rarely notice how they shape our behaviors.That is, until we try to make a change. - James Clear
When you accumulate small wins and focus on one percent improvements, you nudge equilibrium forward. It is like building muscle: If the weight is too light, your muscles will atrophy. If the weight is too heavy, you'll end up injured. But if the weight is just a touch beyond your normal, then your muscles will adapt to the new stimulus and equilibrium will take a small step forward. - James Clear
Self mastery is a path, an orientation one chooses to hold toward oneself and the world.
It’s a commitment to never-ending improvement; it’s a process of becoming.
It’s based on the realization that there are parts of us that will always try to hold us back.
Our biggest naysayers aren’t “out there.” They are within us.
A healthy goal forces us a little out of our comfort zone.
When your goals do not ask you to work harder, maintain a laser focus or get the blood pumping, it’s important to aim a tad higher.
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