EPISODE 271 “STOP WATCHING THAT SHOW! You’re killing brain cells and wasting time!” I told her. I hated Netflix… until about 30 days ago. I got caught up in a show and started choosing to watch it instead of focusing on more important aspects (and more meaningful things) in my life. A new habit was forming… let’s talk about how tiny decisions may seem insignificant in the moment but can create a lasting effect on the life you are living!
CONTENT WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
Aggregation of Marginal Gains is the philosophy of searching for tiny margins of improvement in everything that you do. Deciding to improve your life by just 1% every day can have an accumulation effect and create massive changes over time.
Why do small improvements accumulate into such remarkable results? How can you replicate this approach in your own life? It all begins with the habits you choose to create. Whether they are good or bad, all habits make a difference in your life and create the person that you will be in the future.
“Too often, we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action.” – Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
The consequences of your habits (both good and bad) multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day, yet the impact they deliver over time can be enormous! Dr. Bray shares a few stories from his own life and his work with others to help you see the impact habits have on your life.
You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory, than with your current results. If you are a millionaire and you spend more than you make, you’re broke! Everything is a lagging measure of your habits. You get what you repeat, EVERY DAY!
If you want to predict where you will end up in life, follow the curve of tiny gains or tiny losses and see how your daily choices are compounding. Tiny battles define your future self.
QUOTES BY CHRIS
“We often overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis.”
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”
Make a slight change in your daily habits that can guide your life to a very different destination.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
“Give me one or two books you’ve read recently that would be a good read for me.” -Steven, Minneapolis
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson