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 […]
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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Plus a rule of thumb to get there In January 2021, I checked the Huawei smart band app on my phone. I peeked into ‘Achievements,’ and I saw I was in the top 2% of people using the band. Well, in one category, but I imagine it’s a crucial one for the fit bands users: […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]