“If you find yourself falling off the wagon, or struggling mightily to stay on it, reduce the challenge, but stay the course. Any regimen will serve you well. Repetition, even in very small doses, builds capacity. Any positive change you can make will be hugely satisfying – and a source of inspiration to make the next one.” — Tony Schwartz

Building habits takes a ton of work and willpower, and sometimes, we falter. The next time you feel like you’ve been derailed, just shoot for any progress. Run half a mile instead of the planned six. Write just two paragraphs of the book. Pick your color palette and nothing else. These tiny bits of progress don’t move the needle much, but they are a wise investment in our mental processes, a reminder to never break the chain.

  • Aaron

    This is such wonderful advice.

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