“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement” – Atomic Habits, James Clear.
Do you want to get 1% better or 1% worse each day? Habits compound.
How to Create a Good Habit:
1 (Cue): Make it obvious
2 (Craving): Make it attractive
3 (Response): Make it easy
4 (Reward): Make it satisfying
How to Break a Bad Habit:
1 (Cue): Make it invisible
2 (Craving): Make it unattractive
3 (Response): Make it difficult
4 (Reward): Make it unsatisfying
Use habit stacking and habit tracking (See #1: If you Treasure it, Measure it). Because the most effective form of motivation is progress. So when you track your habits, you can measure your progress.
Habit tracking is visual proof that you are casting votes for the type of person you want to become. This is a delightful form of immediate and intrinsic motivation.
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