How Your Habits Shape Your Identity (and Vice Versa)

There are three layers: outcomes; process; identity.
Identity is the deepest.
“I’m not a smoker” is better than “I don’t smoke.”

The system of a dictatorship has a very different set of beliefs like absolute authority and strict obedience. You can imagine many ways to try to get more people to vote in a democracy, but such behavior change would never get off the ground in a dictatorship. That’s not the identity of the system. Voting is a

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Introduction and Chapter 1

Introduction: My Story

The writer shared the exprience when he was in high school. He was hit by a baseball bat.

THE FUNDAMENTALS Why Tiny Changes Make a Big Difference

The Surprising Power of Atomic Habits

You can start as a small win.

Habits are the compound interest. Your habits can compound for you or against you.

Positive Compounding: Productivity compounds; knowledge compounds; relationship compounds.
Nagative compounding: Stress compounds; negative thoughts compound;

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THE PROCRASTINATOR IN YOUR LIFE

MANAGING PEOPLE WHO PROCRASTINATE

Due to procrastination, employees lose their productivities and cause companies billions of dollars lost.

COMMITMENT VS. COMPLIANCE

As a manager, you need to use inviting commitment rather than demands for compliance.

FOCUSING ON STARTING VS. FINISHING

Effective managers always have the ability to communicate with their employees. Focusing on starting is much more effective for a perfectionist.

GETTING RESULTS OR GIVING CRITICISM

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FINE-TUNING YOUR PROGRESS

PLANNED SETBACKS
You can try to plan procrastination when you meet a big project, and record your self-statement, these statements may be your old pattern.

RESILIENCE AND HARDINESS

Resilience
Resilience is very important when you fail, every time you fail you can bounce back from it and know your performance isn’t your self-worth, but your performance is connected to your perseverance. You don’t need to be responsible for what had happened to you, but you need… Read all/全文

WORKING IN THE FLOW STATE

Being into the state of flow is beneficial to your mental and physical health.

USING MORE OF YOUR BRAIN
Using your left side of your brain is important, you need to shift into a state of flow. You need to stop your linear thought.

IT’S ONLY YOUR FIRST DRAFT
Creativity is important, how to get into it? You need to suspend criticism and linear thought and get into the state of flow.

LEARNING TO FOCUS
Here is an exercise of focus just needs two minutes, it is intentionally created in two minutes… Read all/全文

6. THE UNSCHEDULE

When things start, we find the projects take less time than your thinking.

EVEN PRODUCERS NEED A SYSTEM

This system is recording your time in the period of working, record every time in your period, you will reduce your fear about your so-called threatening subject.

REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY

If you restrict your time of the study, you may have an aversion about it, you want to break the authority for yourself, and you will find you will increase your time of the study. So, set a rule of your… Read all/全文

OVERCOMING BLOCKS TO ACTION

THREE MAJOR BLOCKS

fear of failure, fear of not finishing, terror of being overwhelmed, these are the three blocks to action, if you solved one of them, it will be quiker to solve all.

TOOL #1: THREE-DIMENSIONAL THINKING AND THE REVERSE CALENDAR

You don’t need to start with no anxiety, maybe it is impossible, if you always thinking about the right time to start, or permit yourself to learning, thinking searching helf along the project, and tell yourself you should be finished,… Read all/全文

GUILT-FREE PLAY, QUALITY WORK

If you see your work insatiable and infinite, you fell into a negative mind.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY

Play can make us more effective, more creative, producers have more time to play than procrastinators.

We need to know that play is important, through recreation and playing we get creativity. So in order to improve efficiency we need to spend time to play. We need plan for some time to play, producers always living without stressing about don’t finish the project.

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HOW TO TALK TO YOURSELF

The “Have To’s”—Messages of Stress

We need to change the self-talk of ‘I have to’.

The “Should’s”—Messages of Depression

If we always said should, we will fell into depression because the ‘should’ corporate many negative minds like I don’t agree, I don’t have a bright future, I don’t like. So change the self-dialogue and make the should image to ‘choose’, you will have freedom.

THE POWER OF CHOICE

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How We Procrastinate

CREATING SAFETY: THE FIRST MAJOR STEP OUT OF PROCRASTINATION

Imaging that we always transform the task to a board before ourself, we can perform well if this board is on the land, but if the board is suspended between two buildings 100 feet above the pavement, then we are fearful to pass it.What’s more, we always feel a fire behind ourself.

We always fell in self-criticism so we use procrastinate to put off tasks until the deadline. It’s a victim mentality that we think… Read all/全文