Getting Bored with Habits vs. Living More Spontaneously

Hi. Meet reality. It looks like this:(The Slight Edge chart) Only what you do consistently over a long period matters. The consequences of your spontaneous actions are irrelevant in the long run. Today you spontaneously decide to sit on a couch and binge-watch a series on Netflix. Tomorrow you spontaneously decide to go for a […]

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How Will Good Habits Give Me Benefits in the Future?

Extrapolation based on experience First of all, thanks to my good habits I will have a future worth looking forward to. Habits compound. Bad habits lead you into a worse future. Good habits led you into a better one. This is the reality: By the way, this is how I discern between good and bad […]

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Six Atomic Habits to Have a Brighter Future Personally, Professionally, and Financially

Your personal development encompasses it all The specific habits you should start are entirely up to you. No one can dictate to you what to do. You are unique, your life story is unique, and your set of circumstances is unique. When I decided to change my life, I sat down and in less than […]

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Four Self-Improvement Habits which Had the Biggest Impact on My Life

Small activities that provided great benefits It’s hard to say which of my self-improvement habits has had the biggest impact on my life. I have too many of them and introduced them into my life in a very rapid fashion. So, it is really hard to measure and recognize which habits have been the most impactful. […]

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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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