Learning leads to knowledge. Studying a topic means you are invested in it.
The world already has tons of knowledge. You don't need to learn more. What you need is to study, to practice, and to take action on the knowledge you have.
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Everything in your life exists because you first made a choice about something. Choice is at the center of all success and failure. It is what we choose that makes the biggest difference.
Too often we sleepwalk through our choices. We default to choices that our society and culture tells us we should do. And it's not big choices, but ones that you think don't matter or count for much that derail us.
Repeated choices become habits. The first step toward change is awareness and the best way to become aware is to measure.
SMALL, SMART CHOICES + CONSISTENCY + TIME = RADICAL DIFFERENCE
The Compound Effect is the principle of gathering huge rewards from a series of small, smart choices. Small, seemingly insignificant steps completed consistently over time will create a radical difference.
Preparation (personal growth) + Attitude (belief/mindset) + Opportunity (a good thing coming your way) + Action (doing something about it) = Luck
Making tiny improvements by 1% each day isn't noticeable. But 1% improvement each day or a tiny improvement over time is astounding and can be far more meaningful, especially in long run.
The 1% errors are when you replicate poor decisions, duplicate tiny mistakes, rationalize little excuses- many missteps decline 1%.
You get what you repeat. Focusing on improving 1% each day will give you a better outcome.
When you make progress toward your long-term goal, your brain – with its mental checklist of many goals – turns off the mental processes that were driving you to pursue your long-term goal.
Then, it becomes more focused on getting satisfaction from indulging, because your brain feels like it has met its goal.
• Stack the habits you want to build with leisure activity in a 3:1 ratio.
• Try to have a healthy leisure activity instead on bombarding your brain cells.
• Increase the ratio once the habit becomes part of your integral system.
"Repeat this rule until you get through the plateau of habit formation".