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Normalcy bias

Normalcy bias

Underestimating the possibility of disasters occurring. People incorrectly assume things will be as they have always been.

Thus, they don’t have an urgency to prepare for the worst. The solution: practical or defensive pesimism.

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Stephen R. Covey

We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those actions are controlled by principles.”

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Take advantage of the default options

By changing the default option of certain choices is an easy way to immediately change behavior. Remove all distractions and non-essentials from your life, so doing the essentials becomes your “default position.”

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The basic form immediate behavioral change:

The basic form immediate behavioral change:

Understanding and feeling the consequences of our behavior. Our actions don’t offer imediate feedback, so principles are important in recognizing the consequences of certain things without waiting.

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