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Gotta habit? Have at it.
Let’s jump into reality …
Rabbit Habit Hole: Weird Habits We All Have But Won’t Admit
“Cupping water in your hands from the shower then dumping it all out like a giant waterfall.”
I feel unnecessarily seen. Is nothing sacred?
You might have heard that it takes 21 days, or 21 acts, to develop a habit. I was excited to write this entry - the 21st standard newsletter - to claim that I have developed a habit (for better or worse) until I went to find supporting evidence. Turns out, it’s more like 59-70 days to develop a habit and the 21 number is made up to sound nice and better than reality - just like men who aren’t quite 6ft tall but claim to be.
Alas … another four months to go.
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: 7 Deadly Sins
“the seven deadly sins began as the eight evil thoughts”
I kind of find it funny that “pride” is the eighth here, but due to one Monk’s differentiation that pride governs the other 7, he rewrote another guys’ idea and that’s what stuck. He truly can take pride in that. Or not.
Forming Habits …
One interesting discovery I made when writing a book and working out what makes it publishable or not, was audience consumption habits. Writing on the overlap between creativity and art with business, I discovered that most people are better at developing the habit of reading business books than they are at creating new ones proposed within them. As someone who was also guilty of this, it made me think … how often are we tricking ourselves into thinking we have a good habit, when in reality we have a tangential one?
I’d encourage you to subscribe to this newsletter now if you haven’t, and then immediately go assess what habits you have actually developed and what needs to change, vs. talk about it at length. As I wrote multiple times in my book, “Action trumps inaction every time.”
So go do that, and for once I’ll encourage you to stop reading.
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