True growth comes from deliberate practice which requires disrupting your routine, pushing yourself to new limits, and getting outside your comfort zone. Habits, on the other hand, are built on repetition. They are automatic actions that don’t require much conscious thought. So how does one balance this dynamic?
Young shares a few ways he is getting past this dilemma:
- Purposefully taking on projects to learn new skills.
- Setting “deep-focus” hours to consciously push your skill-set forward.
- Instead of changing your habits, changing your environment in order to force habit change and learning.