No one in the whole world has a completely purposeless existence. Everyone seeks for something he wants to change, get or leave in the past. There are countless ways to change habits, develop a personal plan for self-development, or make qualitative changes in life.
The most working idea is to achieve global results with small, barely noticeable steps. The smaller and more insignificant the action that we take, the less our lazy inner self resists in the tight ring of comfort zone.
In his works, James Clear wrote that "1% of improvements every day will lead to tremendous results in the future." Then it turns out that in 100 days you can make a real revolution, reboot your own life.
What can be done in 100 days of daily work on yourself? You can make an impressive list that will open the most popular "big dreams" that can be carried out for a ridiculously short time. Among the possible achievements are such goals as:
• Lose weight // get in shape
• To master a new language at a simple household level
• Change the set of habits
• Build a new environment
• Find a new job
• Master a skill
A fair question arises: if everything is doable in such a short time, then why do so few people achieve their goals? There are two main reasons:
- Wrong goal
- Wrong approach We will not touch on the first cause, since everyone can only define the “correct” goal independently. And here no books, instructions or rituals of the shamans will help. As for the approach to achieving the goal, there are so many methods and systems that the method of small steps among them is not just a drop in the sea, but a particle barely distinguishable to the human eye.
What can prevent the implementation of the plan? Anything, and a few more reasons. Among them: • Laziness
• Runny nose
• Cold coffee
• Angry boss
• Something else
I did not forget to say about laziness, did I?
Laziness is an amazing ability of the human body to save its own energy: that is, to think less, move less, not drown in work, and take less responsibility. Laziness in one form or another is inherent in all living organisms. In humans, it manifests itself most clearly when the body is threatened with stress or the charge of the internal battery has dried up. Therefore, laziness can and should exist. But you should always pay attention to its cause. The human brain has long been in collusion with laziness and happily wallows in her arms, not wanting to carry out active mental activity. This is where thinking patterns arise that severely limit a human cognitive ability. Mental activity is useful and vital act, but scientific progress is doing everything to minimize it:
- why count if there is a calculator
- why learn languages if there are mobile translators with voice recognition
- why read the map if the navigator tells you where to go We at the subconscious level like to be lazy, and therefore, when a person tries to start doing something: it does not matter to study a new subject or to build muscles, the body tries to resist with all its might. And the more energy a new occupation requires, the more refined and convincing the brain arguments will be not to do this.
But there is good news. Despite how clever our brain is, it is possible to outsmart it, forcing it to work, while pretending that nothing is happening.
In the daily routine, built on familiar and understandable situations, obligations and actions, you can overlook some insignificant innovation. A person can travel to work by the same bus five days a week, but not notice a driver change. And the brain may at first almost not notice a new activity for itself, if it is simple and short. Thus, the method of small steps is a kind of pass through the fence exposed by laziness. Making improvements in the amount of 1% per day, a person gets the opportunity to achieve great success in just 100 days. - one outline drawing or scheme
- one paragraph of text
- one simple web layout
Any skill in just 100 days.
Where to start? With simplifications. Take as a basis the desired goal - skill, knowledge, quality, habit - and put it into simple steps. To understand whether they are simple enough, you only need to follow them for several days. If the body does not begin to resist, giving thousands of reasons to stop, then everything is correct and must be continued.
Give yourself at least 100 days and see that you are capable of everything.