Consistency Is Easy and Makes Your Life Easier

My friends nicknamed me Mr. Consistency. Clearly, they thought I possess this trait at an extraordinary level. However, there is nothing extraordinary about my consistency. It is mundane, even boring. It is not so difficult at all. Most think consistency is hard, difficult, impossible, tough, unstable, untenable, and unsustainable. Most people are wrong. Whether you […]

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Fame, Money, and Other Surprising Benefits of Being an Author

Eight years ago, exactly at the 26th of May 2013, I published my first book. When I had hit the ‘publish’ button, I secretly hoped for things every first-time writing greenhorn dreams about: fame and money. And maybe a little bit of the writer’s lifestyle – working as much as I wanted, when I wanted, […]

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Most Commmon Reasons Why We Quit (and what to do about it)

The reasons why we quit may be various and most of them come down to the wrong motivation. The way you articulated the question makes the most obvious reason for abandoning your habits: Chasing Novelty Humans have this natural (for us!) tendency to chase novelties. Why? I don’t much care. It is what it is. […]

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Why Is It so Easy to Get Addicted to Things that Are Unhealthy but so Difficult to Get Hooked on Healthy Habits

The short answer is: those “unhealthy things” hack directly into our bodily reward system. Thus, we get an immediate reward (usually: pleasure) from doing them. We crave the pleasure, so the behavior gets reinforced. It easily becomes a habit. The long answer is more complicated. The reason why hacking directly into the reward system works […]

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How to Turn Anything into a Habit?

Anything? No can do. Not without some additional conditions. For example, if you want to make space trips a habit the only way to do it nowadays is to do those trips in your imagination. And it applies to zillion other activities. Some things are just flatly impossible (yet) or much harder than others. But […]

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Bible Lessons About How to Build Good Habits

The Bible is a spiritual scripture, so it’s not the greatest “how-to” manual. It has quite a lot to say about “why,” but it’s quite thin on how to. However, a diligent reader can read between the lines. And I already possessed a wide knowledge of habits, so it was easy for me to pick […]

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How many habits do successful people have?

Usually, a lot. Because this is how achieving success looks like: Success is a process and you need disciplines, made consistently overtime to get there. You may have just a few massive habits, you can have plenty of minuscule ones or a mix of both. However, people are wired for small habits. The stories of […]

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7 Best Free Resources for Developing Habits

While answering hundreds and hundreds of questions about habits on Quora I found myself referring to some free resources for developing good habits over and over again. They are free. They are effective. They are helpful. So, here I share them with you. 1. Tiny Habits course It’s free. It’s jam-packed with valuable knowledge about […]

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How to Make Yourself Better Each Day

I know a method that is amazingly effective. It works for me. It works for every human being because we are created to utilize it. It’s very simple, but it isn’t easy. It works like magic; it works on autopilot with little to no conscious effort. It works every day. I know a method that […]