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The following is an excerpt from Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins:
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It’s certainly possible to overevaluate. Human beings love to analyze things to death. There is a point, however, when we’ve got to stop evaluating and take action. For example, some people make so many evaluations that even a minor decision turns into a major production: maybe they can’t get themselves to exercise regularly as part of their lifestyle. Why? They see it as a major production. The way they “chunk” the experience, the way the look at it, there are so many steps that they’re intimidated.
“Success is processional. It’s the result of a series of small disciplines that lead us into habitual patterns of success that no longer require consistent will or effort.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within
“Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.” ~ Nathaniel Emmons
“To paraphrase the philosopher Nietzsche, he who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how. I’ve found that 20 percent of any change is knowing how; but 80 percent is knowing why. If we gather a set of strong enough reasons to change, we can change in a minute something we’ve failed to change for years.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within
“The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act.” ~ Orison Swett Marden
“Each time you indulge in the emotion of anger or the behavior of yelling at a loved one, you reinforce the neural connection and increase the likelihood that you’ll do it again.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ~ Samuel Johnson
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Today Matters
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The images I tend to save and share are the ones that catch my attention with clean and creative visuals, and then BANG! leave you feeling like you just got a motivational punch right to the brain by the time you finish reading them. These kinds of Picture Quotes provide a very dynamic form of micro-motivation that can have a powerful effect on a person’s mindset with continuous and long-term exposure – I truly believe that. Continue reading
“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
“Exceptions lead to more exceptions. It’s really easy to justify not doing [a] new habit (or doing an old habit you’re trying to quit) by saying, “Just one time won’t hurt.” Except that it will, because now you think it’s OK to make exceptions. And now you don’t really trust yourself to stick to your promise to yourself. It’s much more effective to not make exceptions — catch yourself if you’re thinking about it and trying to justify it, and remember your motivations. When I quit smoking, I told myself Not One Puff Ever (NOPE).” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits
“We’re not in it for the short game, we’re in it for the long game. It can be hard to figure out which change to make right now, because that means giving up lots of other important changes. And I’ve seen people agonize over which change to make first, because they think the order matters. Sure, maybe it would be optimal to learn to meditate first, before making eating changes, but you know what’s not optimal? Making no changes. Over the long term, if you pick one small change at a time, you’ll have all the important habits formed. So honestly, just pick the one you feel like doing the most — the one that you’ll enjoy most.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits
“When you make a small change, your ‘normal’ adjusts. Imagine that you’re used to a whole set of conditions — if you deviate from those conditions very much, you will be uncomfortable. Going to live in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, don’t know anyone, aren’t used to the food, don’t understand the customs, don’t have the same kind of home you’re used to … this can be very difficult. But if you make one tiny change, it’s not very uncomfortable. And after a month or two, you adapt to this tiny change, and it becomes part of the conditions that you’re used to. Your new normal. Changing your life in small steps like this, one small change at a time, is much easier and much more likely to succeed than making multiple huge changes all at once. Gradually change your normal.” ~ Leo Babauta, Zen Habits
“It is better to make many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Proverb
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