Kick-start lasting change

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Tip of the week: Pick up ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear if you’re looking for something full of a-ha moments starting from Chapter 1. Literally.

I’ve just started the audiobook and the key takeaways so far:

💥 Patience and Compounding. It takes time to start seeing results so we need to be patient. It’s also important to set easy, micro goals that can be achievable on a regular basis. You may hit a “plateau of latent potential”⁠ but don’t feel discouraged; keep pushing through.

💥 Habits are the compound interest of self improvement. Getting 1% better every day counts for a lot in the long run. Over time, these will turn into a big result that may not be obvious during the process.

💥 Forget about goals, focus on systems instead⁠. You limit yourself and your happiness when you have a goal-focused mindset. The purpose of goals wis to win the game, the purpose of systems is to continue playing the game⁠.

💥 If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you; the problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves not because you don’t want to change but because you have the wrong system in place for change⁠.

💥 Be kind to yourself. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a mighty oak ⁠within us and the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time⁠.

💥 You don’t rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems. We need to shift to a system mindset because it will give us a stronger foundation and greater freedom. Once we’ve got our systems in place, then the possibilities are endless.

What’s one mini goal that you can set for yourself today that will kick-start a new system? Let me know ⤵️

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