After first defining your goal habits, you’ll need to devote 20 minutes to practicing them every day. After an average of at least 30 days, Corley notes, your brain will become familiar with a particular act. That act, after 30 or so days of consistent practice, becomes habit. “At some point, between 66 and 256 days, according to the latest science on habits change, the habit becomes an automatic, unconscious behavior.” That’s what we want. Once that occurs, you can move on to your next goal habit.
Whether it’s taking 20 minutes a day to read or listen to an educational podcast, learn a new language (or code), or develop aspects of your passion project, these seemingly piecemeal habits ultimately combine to produce a new skill-set, passion, or lifestyle. That’s one very productive step in the right direction of success and fulfillment.
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