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Grit, determination and victory

The traditional approach to goal accomplishment revolves around the idea of winning most of our inner conflicts. Grit and determination are emphasized as the keys to victory and the positive side should always win.

This approach assumes that there is within us a stockpile of willpower that gives us the power we need to act constantly toward our long-term interests; if we can’t seem to do that, the failing is as much a moral one as a practical one.

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Striving isn’t the only strategy when it come to reaching your goals.

Try tracking your behavior without particularly striving to change it. This way, you commit only to tracking the relevant numbers (money spent, calories consumed, miles walked, pages read/written, etc.)

The difficulty of behavioral goals

Behavioral goals are hard to reach because they usually roll around conflicting desires.

Something in you wants to achieve the goal, while something else in you wants to undermine it.

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Down Shifting Effect

The forced days at home have disrupted sleep and increased procrastination for many, making the ordinary workday a huge challenge.

Less commute has freed up time which now goes staring at the many screens we have, which also makes us sleepless at night. Work input has decreased, and that is leading to a feeling of guilt and unexplained unhappiness.

The Fragility of Ordinary Life

Our modern lives are only made stable by a surprisingly fragile configuration of routines. When one or more parts is broken, problems appear everywhere. And even the most bland adjustment could throw things off.

It is a really good idea to force yourself into a positive frame of mind at least once per day. No matter what happens each day, when you sit down for dinner, think about the good in your life for at least a few seconds. 
Positive thinking opens your eyes to more opportunities.