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Successful People And You

Successful People And You

Consistent success cannot be attained by anyone without practising goal-aligned behaviours on a regular basis, and the good news is that consistency can be acquired and controlled.

There can be many factors that make highly successful people different from many of us. Natural ability, luck, access to various resources, genetics and environment, all play a big role in making someone famous and on top of their game.

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  • Consistency has a side-effect: Feeling bored. As the brain is wired for novelty, it provides us with seemingly unpleasant feelings and emotions, and the problem is that we take those seriously.
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We try to use willpower to move past the million distractions that come in the way of us and our goals. It isn’t very effective. There is a shortcut that does not require heroic self-control and willpower all the time.

Too much friction diminishes the probability of our doing the desired task.

The brain loves rewards, which it associates with novelty and happiness. If one focuses on the reward that comes when completing a task, it becomes enticing, and doesn’t take much effort. If one focuses on the challenges or on the effort required to complete the task, it ...

If we focus too much on the destination we lose the flavour and the fun of the journey. Our brain gets tired of waiting for the reward and craves something in the present moment. The reward is also not completely certain, making it a zero-sum game.

When we decide to write more often or go to the gym every day we are setting vague, undefined goals, that are bound to be dismissed by the mind.

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