Three Hidden Factors that Prevent You From Breaking Bad Habits
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Three Hidden Factors Preventing You From Breaking Bad Habits (and How to Overcome Them)

When you embark on the journey of self-development, you’ll find that it is incredibly easy (and frustrating) to keep falling for the trap of instant gratification and bad habit patterns.

I remember when I first started doing self-development, I felt pulled like a magnet – towards the path of least resistance. This was especially exaggerated when I was doing something that I found slightly beyond my comfort zone.

As you can imagine, this cycle is incredibly frustrating. I can wager that you’ve gone through this cycle of agony and despair many times, leading you to believe that you can’t quit your bad habits.

Turns out, it’s not entirely your fault. There are subtle and sly forces in our environment that prevent us from breaking common bad habits and quitting them for good.

I’ve highlighted them in this article.

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How to Dramatically Increase Your Self-Esteem
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How to Dramatically Increase Self-Esteem and Self-Worth as a Man

Man, I remember being 5 years old…and having Dial-Up internet in my house.

That familiar “woooshing” sound when trying to connect to the Internet rings in my head like yesterday.

Twenty-ish years later, that time seems like the Paleolithic era.

Smartphones, watches, all sorts of doo-dads that connect to the Internet effortlessly are now par for the course.

As such, the rate of change has rapidly increased bringing with it a sense of a loss of control. More namely, a loss of self-esteem and self efficacy.

Consider this:

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The Real Secret Behind Increasing Your Productivity and Work Ethic

If you go into a bookstore or even type in “how to be productive” or “books on productivity” on Amazon, you’ll find a ton of resources related to being productive.

This is all well and good, but it doesn’t get at the cause. These books are only effects.

Stuff like sustained focus and the Tower Technique are tactics. They aren’t overall strategies. They aren’t mindsets.

They don’t address the root question most people have on their mind:

“Why am I not able to do what I have to do when I have to do it?”

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Becoming a Creative Force Through Daily Rituals and Creative Confidence
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How “Ordinary” People Can Become Creative Gods Through Daily Rituals

A solid routine fosters a well-worn groove for one’s mental energies and helps stave off the tyranny of moods. – Mason Currey

Our world is crying out for creative solutions to everyday problems.

The workplace and the home are two places we spend the most time…but these are two places where we feel creativity is “out of place”.

Why would this be?

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How to Pull the Plug on Being a Passive Spectator
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Little Results? You’re Being a Spectator. Here’s How to Pull the Plug.

It is becoming easier to be a spectator in life than a participant.

Not only is it becoming easier, but it is also becoming more rewarded as well.

You only need to remember how your social media news feeds were after the 2016 election.

I have never seen so many people become “political analysts”.

Keep in mind that these were people who had no interest in or even knowledge of politics before Election Night.

A good amount of these people probably didn’t even vote.

As the world becomes “sterilized”, this behavior will become even more commonplace. It sounds like it’s no big deal, but trust me:

As Joe Biden said, It’s a big fucking deal.

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