How Your Environment Drives Your Success
I grew up with some pretty bad habits. Partying, smoking, not sleeping well and eating all the wrong things. It showed. I was over 200lbs until my early 20's when I finally did something about it.
It wasn’t until I moved to California when I was 36 that my life really shifted. I found better social influences, I tried new sports, and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, time and time again. That was the catalyst that I needed to go from party girl to sporty-spice.
According to James Clear:
Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior. We tend to believe our habits are a product of our motivation, talent, and effort. Certainly, these qualities matter. But the surprising thing is, especially over a long time period, your personal characteristics tend to get overpowered by your environment.
Bottom line, if you want to create a better environment for yourself, you have to make good behaviors more convenient, make bad behaviors less convenient and be consistent enough to make the good behaviors, habitual.
Here are some ideas to consider with your own environmental setup. What can you do to make your good behaviors more accessible and the bad ones, more inconvenient?
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