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Based in North Carolina, James Clear writes at
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As it turns out, selling candy bars can teach us a lot about building better habits.
Your first choice is rarely the optimal choice.
New knowledge does not necessarily drive new results. Learning something new can actually be a waste of time if your goal is to make progress and not simply gain additional knowledge.
These are the primary ways that a new habit can be triggered. If you understand each of them, then you can select the right one for the particular habit that you are working on.
'Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.'
The experts who embrace the idea of deliberate practice continually ask themselves these questions.
Behavior change is hard. With these tips, it's considerably less difficult.
When it comes to building good habits and breaking bad habits, individual mistakes do not matter in the long-run. Instead, it is the second mistake that is far more important.
Self-doubt is not a cost you have to pay to become better. Let's talk about why.
In many cases, improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing less things wrong.
Consider time assets vs. time debts.
Our constant quest to achieve faster results is a trap.
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