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Quitting BTYB?

Maybe by definition, but not in spirit.

I've been thinking a lot about BTYB / LN over the past couple weeks, which lead to the survey from yesterday (please take a minute to fill it out if you haven't already). Tonight I had a conversation about all this with Carl Zetterlund, a long time reader who is doing a segment of LN with me right now.

So, I think it's time to make some changes. Here are the problems, as I see them:

How to change your habits and 5 I can do right now.

On Mike Dariano

I'm rereading Habit - very good if it sounds interesting to you - and thought that applying some of that information would make it even more powerful. The golden rule of habit formation is:

to change a habit you must keep the old cue, and deliver the old reward but insert a new routine.

For example, after dinner I used to always want a sweet dessert. My cut was that dinner was finished, my routine was to eat chocolate and my reward was the pleasant feeling of sweetness. Since reading the book I've replaced the routine part with a piece of gum and this change has been a resounding success.

Originally I thought about titling this post "How to change your habits and 10 you can do right now" but shining a light on my own life would be much more relevant.

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