Habits vs. Goals: A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life
The power of habits comes from their automaticity. This is why they are more powerful than goals. Read this article to harness the power of habits.
«First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice.»
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Focus to Win
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«This sounds really simplistic, but it still shocks me how few people actually practice this, and it’s a struggle to practice, but is this issue of focus.»
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