The only study I ever found on the time of developing a habit concluded it takes from 18 to 254 days and in 50% of cases, it’s longer than 66 days. So, developing a habit in 21 days is not an easy feat. Repetitions The research I mentioned was about daily habits. Participants were performing […]
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 […]
I think that overall “The Power of Habit” was so-so book, when it comes to the concept of changing one’s habits. There are many better positions about this and free content of much higher quality. But. Charles Duhigg made an enormous service to the society as a whole by popularizing the concept of habits in […]
There is very little “self” in self-help. I already said that self-help is a big fat lie. However, there are still areas where outside help can do very little for you. Self-talk is the most important of them and I tackle this problem in my next book, “Power up Your Self-Talk: 6 Simple Habits to […]
Your personality is the conglomerate of your habits because your habits shape you into who you are. Thus, to transform your personality, you need keystone habits – the habits that beget the creation of more good habits without much effort. “Keystone habits are habits that have a multiplier or a domino effect in your life.” […]
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Changing one’s life is a lengthy process. We are so impatient. We dream about overnight success or a one-week life change. Somehow, it’s so easy to forget that your lifespan is measured in decades. One night or one week is only a tiny fraction of your life. So how long does it really take to […]
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Yes and no. No, because it’s not a skill. You cannot say that being a great doctor or a great basketball player is a skill. It’s a whole skillset that makes a person a doctor or player. There are many skills that mesh into being a person who continuously grows. It’s not a habit as […]
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I’ll give you only two habits that will make you more positive, but they are immensely powerful and yet easy to implement at the same time. And they will provide 80% of results, so you can bother with chasing the remaining 20% after you have them firmly in place. 1. Gratitude Journal. Shawn Achor, a […]
I’m fascinated by the topic of changing one’s life, because I changed my own and I help others to do the same. I found the most convincing methods set out by BJ Fogg, a head of Persuasive Lab at the Stanford University. The guy spend over two decades researching how humans change their behaviors and […]
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By Leo Babauta We all struggle with our habits — sticking to them, staying motivated, getting started, dealing with disruptions, it can become a big struggle. And yet, to change our habits is to change our lives. If we can’t make habit changes, we will be stuck in our current way of doing things, which […]