My take-homes from this super practical book:
- Forget about the goal (result), focus on the system (process).
Winners and losers have the same goal.
- Decide who you wish to become and prove it to yourself with small, repeated wins. Act like the type of person you’re trying to be!
E.g. “No thanks, I am not a smoker” instead of “No thanks, I am trying to quit”.
- It’s often not a lack of motivation but a lack of clarity
⇒ I will do [habit] at [when] in [location]
- It’s less about self control than about being the the architect of your environment.
Surround yourself with the right culture, reduce friction.
- Automaticity : habits form based on frequency, not amount of time.
Ask How many repetitions vs how fast!
- Rule = Never miss twice. The first mistake is not the one that kills it, it is the repeating one. Rebound quickly. Reaffirm your identity.
- Main threat is not failure but boredom.
An interesting summary by Justin Kan, here: