9 Steps to Make Big Changes that Will Stick

Want to change your behavior? Learn to build sticky habits.

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Build habits that stick — pic by Gareth

Step 1: Own Your Change

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
― Judy Garland

Step 2: Upgrade Your Mindset, Upgrade Your Habits

“If you are down, be good to yourself and listen. If you are up, be good to others and share.” ―Waylon Lewis

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Step 3: Focus On Your Dream, Not Your Goals

Step 4: Go Slow to Go Fast

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” ―Warren Buffet

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Go slow to go fast — pic by Cécile Brasseur

Step 5: Replace Existing Habits with New Ones

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” ― Bruce Lee

Step 6: Get an Accountability Partner

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill

Step 7: Don’t Fool Yourself

“Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Don’t fool yourself — pic by Valeria Farina

Step 8: Design the Right Environment

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”― Moliere

Step 9: One Habit at a Time

“Focusing is about saying No.” ― Steve Jobs

Putting It All Together

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