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Atomic Habits: How to Get 1% Better Every Day - James ClearVideo Transcript[Music] APB Speaking to the WorldOne way to think about it is just kind of basic math like if you just look at the numbers ifyou were able to improve by 1% each day for an entire year and those games compound youwould end up 37 times better at the end of the year and if you were to get 1% worse you wouldwiddle yourself almost all the way down to zero. What's interesting here is that everybody wantsa transformation right, everybody wants a radical improvement, one rapid success but we fail torealize that small habits and little choices are transforming us every day already. So, the rest ofthis talk there are four stages of habit formation, I'm going to take you through each of thosefour. So, the four stages are noticing, wanting, doing, and liking. Noticing, wanting, doing, andliking.One of my favorite things about noticing, one of my favorite strategy is for discussing it,it's called implementation intentions, many people think that they lack motivation when whatthey really lack is clarity they think that they need to get more motivated, that they needwillpower, in order to execute on a habit, if I just felt like writing, if I just felt like meditating, Ifelt like working out, then I would do it but in fact they don't have a plan for it. So, they wake upeach day thinking: I wonder if I'll feel motivated to write today, wonder if I'll feel motivated towork out today but instead you can take the decision-making out of it by explicitly stating when,where, and how you want to implement the habit. It sounds easy to say let's just start a plan, let's,you know, write down exactly what you should do and then maybe you'll fall through on it but ofcourse we all know that there are challenges that arise, it's not quite that easy.
So, here's a little strategy that I like to use to make sure you can come up with a betterplan of action and it's called a failure pre-mortem. So, the way that it works is you think aboutthe habit, the project, the goal, whatever the most important thing is that you want to work onand I want you to imagine fast forward six months from now and you failed and then tell thestory of why you failed, what happened? What challenges did you encounter? What was it thattook you off course? Once you have all that stuff laid out on the table in front of you, you can

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