Instead of thinking about your physical fitness as an all-or-nothing ordeal, what if you thought about it in levels?
The reason I’m in great shape right now is because I’ve taken my time to get to this point. I kept my requirements in sync with my physical ability and discipline level.
If you’re out of shape and you commit to a 1-3 month killer workout regimen, you’ll burn out and end up hating exercise. Why? You’re not ready for it. Your body isn’t ready for it. Your mind is even less ready for it.
Also, what happens if you succeed? What happens if you complete the 90 days of exercise torture? Get Fit…
When I started tracking my mini habits on a giant calendar, I was motivated.
Just because I don’t rely on motivation doesn’t mean I don’t feel motivated. With any new venture to improve yourself, motivation almost always starts out strong (as you’ll see!).
And because I wasn’t trying to “spark” my motivation during my mini habits journey, this fact serves as a reasonably effective control. In other words, by not trying to manipulate my motivation higher as most people do, I would theoretically have more “natural results.” That said, the following is clearly my anecdotal experience and not a scientifically-valid experiment.
Also, I use the term “proof” personally. It proves to me that motivation doesn’t last (along with the science and human history that suggest it doesn’t last). Nobody is able to prove without a doubt that motivation doesn’t last, because it’s an abstract concept. You can decide for yourself what you think this evidence means, if anything. [click to continue…]
Manipulating reviews is NOT acceptable. It compromises the system that otherwise helps readers get a realistic view of a book. I know some authors are buying positive reviews for their books as I type this, but even worse than that is to purposefully bash your competition.
On the Amazon page of Mini Habits, I posted a guarantee that I will never manipulate the reviews of my books.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean others won’t manipulate MY reviews.
Mini Habits has been out for a little more for two months now, and it has never been rated below three stars…until yesterday. I’m not saying my book is above being disliked—we all have different tastes—but when the first one-star review comes in, as an author, you’re going to check it out.
I clicked to see what the person had rated other books to try to figure out why they disliked my book so much. But then I saw this: [click to continue…]
The word “fragment” has negative connotations as it goes against positive words like “whole” and “complete.” But in the case of good habits, it’s a huge benefit to have habit fragments.
Think about a good habit that you want. It can be something you’re currently working toward or one that you’ve struggled to develop. It could be your dream habit. With this hopeful good habit in mind, are there any individual times that you’ve done it? You’ll see where I’m going with this.
Hypothetically, let’s say that I want to develop a habit of doing 20 pull-ups every day, but that I’ve been inconsistent. What would you expect my problem has been? [click to continue…]