“Choose an Author as you Would a Friend.” – Wentworth Dillon
I want to share some of my core beliefs. My goal is to prove each one and provide practical strategies for developing healthy habits. I do not pretend to be the originator of these ideas. The truth is old. The more I study a topic, the more often I see the same concepts repeated.
While we are on the subject of beliefs and repetition, I hope you believe, as I do that, repetition is the mother of mastery. It is through frequent repetition that we develop a skill or expertise. Just because you have heard something once, that is no sign you got it. I am going to repeat a handful of key concepts throughout my writing. I want to engrain these concepts into your psyche – like a brain tattoo. I want to become that voice inside your head, helping you avoid all the traps in your way. I want you to become an expert at engineering your habits.
Success is not learning 10,000 skills; it is performing a few skills 10,000 times. Some strategies, like shaping your environment, you only need to do once. But most need to be repeated again and again. What makes habits so incredibly powerful is the cumulative effects of compounding efforts that repetition produces.
MY CORE BELIEFS:
- Goals determine what Could Be; our Habits determine what Is and what Will Be.
- Environment trumps Willpower and Motivation. Good habits cannot survive in a negative environment.
- Start Small – Consistency trumps Intensity.
- Good habits need good Triggers. Typically, remembering is harder than doing.
- NOTHING IS STRONGER THAN HABIT
If these ideas resonate with you, read on. I will provide you with plenty of studies, statistics, and anecdotal evidence to reinforce each one.