Day 6 #100days of writing
June 23, 2019•287 words
Started reading the book Atomic habits.
So much fascinating as the book started to dwelve deep into the process of habit formation and how they get ingrained in our minds.
Key points are
1. Concentrate of the process rather than the goal while forming habits.
2. Habits changing process or the Habits itself manifest on 3 layers
Habits stick when they become part of your identity. Habit change or behaviour change need to occur on all three levels. Goal definition plays an important role.
The Goal should not be to read the book. The goal should be to become a reader.
And I found the techniques of psyco cybernetics being used in the book atomic habits. The importance of self image and the coherence you need to have to make the habit be sustainable.
So the goal of 100 days writing is at outcome level. The goal is to become a writer so that I would write naturally.
Unless there is intrinsic motivation it is impossible to make a habit stick. Here is a snip from the book.
"The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. It's one thing to say I'm the type of person who wants this. It's different to say I'm the type of person who is this. "
Every action that reinforces your belief of who you are its like a vote. So to make your self image like the way you want it, do actions that vote for the self image you are trying to have. You just need a majority vote it doesn;t matter if you cast few votes for unproductive habits. You are what you do most of the times.
22:17 23rd June 2019 Indian Standard Time