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Chapter 1: Why Is It So Hard to Stick to Good Habits?
All habits form by the same 3–step process. (Graphic based on Charles Duhigg’s “Habit
Loop” in The Power of Habit. Created by James Clear.)
We talked about focusing on your identity first and leaving the performance and appearance based goals for later. We talked about the power of setting a schedule and not holding yourself to a deadline. This is particularly useful when your life gets crazy because you can reduce the scope and stay on task.
We talked about how to use keystone habits to make change throughout your entire life without getting overwhelmed. And we covered 4 strategies for bouncing back after getting off track – because we all slip up every now and then.
With these ideas, you should be well equipped to make change in your life and stick to healthier habits for the long-term, which brings me to my final two points.