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3 Habits That Will Change Your Life

Improvement Pill here welcome to lesson
4 of the tamed course in the previous lessons we covered the strategy for this
course how habits work and debunked some of the biggest misconceptions regarding
habits so if you have not watched the previous lessons pause this video right
now and click on the link in the description below because remember in
order for you to get the most out of this course in order for you to really
learn how to change your habits and change your life you’re gonna have to
watch each and every single one of the videos in today’s video we’re gonna talk
about some of the best habits to adopt so that you can pick one for yourself to
focus on for the rest of the course but before we get into the different habits
that you should consider let me tell you a short story so tom was your average
guy he was in his late 20s he had a decent paying job it wasn’t very fit but
at the same time he wasn’t overweight he did okay in life but like most people he
had somewhat of an addiction his choice of poison was smoking he would smoke
four or five cigarettes a day which isn’t too bad but he knew it was a
problem so eventually Tom meets a girl her name is Janice and they really hit
it off but Janice was really really against smoking and wanted Tommy to quit
Tom was in love and he knew that she was right so he decided to give it his all
and quit for good the quitting process wasn’t too bad for Tom it took him a
while but after a year he was able to quit smoking for good but that wasn’t
the only thing that changed about Tom he started going to the gym he managed to
lose some weight and put on some muscle he also started reading a bit more his
relationship with his co-workers and boss and proved that he got a promotion
for the first time in five years stories like this are very common
researchers have observed that time and time again that when someone overcomes a
bad habit or starts forming a new one a whole slew of other good habits come
with it they named this sort of habit a keystone habit a single habit that
causes you to adopt multiple other good habits and change your life the reason
I’m telling you the story is because today you’re going to pick a habit to
focus on for the rest of this course and the three habits that I’m gonna show you
are three of the most powerful keys don’t have it’s out there these habits
have the highest chance of drastically changing your life
so if I’ll further ado here are the three most effective
don’t habits the first one is reading most of you guys probably know by now
that I’m a huge fan of reading when I first started my self development
journey this was the first habit that I started implementing into my life I
would read just about every single day on my commute to work because of this I
would finish a book a week now everyone knows that education is important that’s
why we spend twelve to eighteen years and buildings that are designed to teach
us things however the problem lies in the fact
that most of the stuff we learned in school isn’t that useful in real life
what was the last time you had a user history knowledge or your knowledge of
calculus these things are nice to know and have their uses but aren’t that
practical in our day to day lives instead we need to be learning about
things like social skills maintaining a proper diet how to exercise money
management things that we don’t really learn correctly in school books provide
you with knowledge on all of these topics they also give you different
perspectives on things that we assumed to be true for example most people
assume they should always buy a car but if you read books on investing or money
management you’ll often come across the idea that hey it’s actually better to
lease a car and this is actually true literally all of the car salesmen that I
personally know leased their cars they don’t buy them and by reading you’ll
often find that you’ll start adjusting other areas of your life if you’re
reading a book on body language you’ll start becoming more conscious of your
own body language as well as those around you if you read a book on money
management you start noticing a change in your spending habits and because of
its ability to influence any part of your life in a positive way reading is
without a doubt one of the most powerful Keystone habits out there the next
keystone habit is meditation I have tons of videos on meditation and you guys
probably know by now that I’m a huge advocate for it the reason meditation is
so powerful is because of what it does to your brain it trains a part of your
brain that’s responsible for willpower for self-control and just like going to
the gym if you train it it actually gets stronger and this gives you the ability
to do certain things things that I consider to be superpowers for example
you’ll find yourself more in control of your emotion
and this is great because oftentimes we relapse or give into our addictions when
our emotions are all over the place another thing meditation trains you to
do is focus longer meditation is simply the act of trying to focus your mind on
one thing and this is extremely hard for people nowadays when you start
meditating and making it into a habit you’ll notice a drastic increase in your
ability to focus maybe in the past you were the type of person who couldn’t
even read two pages of a book without getting sidetracked a lot of people
report increased focus being able to read entire chapters at a time after
making meditation into a habit and the last superpower that Meditation provides
is a sense of general well-being do you remember that sort of awe and joy you
had as a kid when a little things in life would excite you meditation brings
back that sort of mindset that sort of perspective where you can sit down on a
park bench and simply be mind blown by just how beautiful everything around you
is meditation is an extremely powerful Keystone habit because it in itself is a
very very hard habit to stick to but if you can make it into a habit that you do
automatically every day that means your levels of willpower have skyrocket
dramatically and adopting other habits will become a piece of cake the third
and final keys don’t have it that we’re gonna speak about today is fitness and
this includes everything ranging from running to lifting heavy weights to
doing calisthenics Fitness is an extremely powerful keys don’t have it
because of its intimate relationship with diet researchers have found that
most people who start sticking to a fitness regimen will often find
themselves adjusting their diet as well even if they’re told not to it makes
sense because if you’re working your ass off at the gym you’re less likely to
consume junk food right after because it quote unquote undos all of your hard
work and because these two habits basically come in a package together it
requires a lot of willpower to maintain so if you can successfully make them
into full-fledged habits you’ll be able to take on smaller habits with ease for
those of you that are curious as to how willpower works we’re gonna cover all of
that later on in the course but for now just understand that it does work like a
muscle the more you test it destroy it becomes on top of that the habit of
fitness and diet has a huge influence on how you feel every single day many
people report feeling tired or foggy and oftentimes the problem stems from our
diet or our lack of exercise once these people start adopting these two good
habits they often report feeling much better and if you start feeling better
on a day to day basis it makes it much easier to start adopting other good
habits this ability to improve your body’s day-to-day function makes fitness
and diet an extremely powerful Keystone habit so again here are the three
Keystone habits that we just talked about reading meditation fitness and
diet now I know I know there’s dozens of other good habits out there like cold
showers morning rituals making your bed etc but these three Keystone habits are
without a doubt three of the most powerful habits that you can add to your
life so what I like for you to do right now is to think carefully about which
habit you want to work on for the rest of this course which of these habits are
you going to commit to to try to stick to until it reaches that line of
automaticity that we talked about well you no longer even have to think
about doing it that’s the goal it’s also very important to note that you should
only try to stick to one of these habits at a time we humans are extremely bad at
multitasking although we tend to think that we’re pretty good I can just about
guarantee that if you’re trying to adopt multiple habits at once that you’re
going to get overwhelmed and fail stick to the single keystone habit you decide
on it until it reaches that line of automaticity do not I repeat do not try
to adopt any other good habits until that keys don’t have it you picked is
completely embedded in your life so what I like for you to do right now is to
think hard about which of these three habits you’re gonna stick to for the
rest of this course make your decision and let me know what you picked in the
comments below next week we’re gonna start talking
about how you can start forming this habit how to strategically pick a cue
that will increase your chances of sticking to this habit how to get closer
to the line of automaticity without working your ass off and much much more
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100 Replies to “3 Habits That Will Change Your Life”

  1. one question… can you do some kind of sports instead of going too the gym for example parkour(in my case) or basketball

  2. JOURNALING IS THE BEST KEYSTONE HABIT. It's like discussing your own life with yourself every day. It holds you accountable, and basically forces you to change. DO THIS

  3. One question I need to be answered. How can I mediate without paying a subscription. I've tried many apps but still can't find one.

  4. You can't have "somewhat of an addiction"

    It's either "he had something of an addiction"
    "He was somewhat addicted"
    "He was something of an addict"


  5. I'm proud I've turned myself onto your channel. My life is a chaotic currently, I am 23 and I look forward to improving it. Meditation will be my current focus.

  6. Schools don’t teach real-life skills
    b/c as honest administrators will tell you, HS curriculum has ONE GOAL-get you into college. Anything else is ‘irrelevant’.. disgraceful

  7. I’m going to try reading 🙂 So far, I’ve taken action by removing things from my life I know I genuinely don’t need and don’t really care about such as the majority of the social media apps and video games I own, wish me luck!

  8. I've already have been working out before this routinely, but each time I do it gets harder or maybe it's just me. That'swhy I decided on picking meditation so that I can have more willpower.

  9. “You should actually lease your car! Most car salesmen that I know lease their cars!”

    Dave Ramsey: “I’m about to end this man’s whole career.”

  10. Leasing is better than buying a new car but niether leasing or buying a new car compares to buying a quality used car.

  11. I started gym 38 days ago and everything already is getting easier from my job to even my love life and best thing is I am always feeling happy and energetic.

  12. I'm gonna take Reading, i really need it, need to learn how to read well and not just look the words and go on without understanding.

  13. Meditation but since I am on my way to do whole timetable for days I think all three are covered but I will focus on meditation.

  14. I deleted all of my social media apps but not youtube and messenger because i need it for school and info.
    You got to try remove addiction from your gadgets because it fucks up your life when used too much. Whomever is reading this, i hope you have a better life. Together we can improve ourselves even it costs the things you want.

  15. Been hitting the gym since I was 12, so I already have a Keystone habit?
    I also am an avid reader but do not read everyday.

  16. So if i have a fitness routine I have got in and does it automaticllly, should i try to make reading/meditation to a habbit or not? hope for a answer

  17. Remember! Not everyone likes to read just do something that relaxes you and is better for you! For me, I go to the gym, work, listen to podcasts and play video games. That relaxes me, keeps me happy, and happiness is the most important thing in life imo. Challenge yourself

  18. I am picking meditation as I am already reading everyday and I do train a bit. I expect meditation to have biggest impact as I did not touch this aspect of my life at all. Also I have some anger and feelings management issues which might be related to neglecting any form of mind training.

  19. The idea that history is not important in our everyday life has led us to the dramatic social and political situation we are living today.

  20. I day dream all the time about how i can improve my life. But never have the energy or motivation to even try. Wtf is wrong with me 😭

  21. I chose reading because my ela teacher is trying to get me better at reading. Also I’m really bad at it so wish me luck🤞

  22. I drive 30k miles a year… Should I lease a car? Absolutely not. Btw… The car salesman you talked to makes more profit from leases. It makes sense to lease if you drive less than 12k miles a year, want a new car every 3 years, want a car payment the rest of your life or own a business and get a tax write off.

  23. "reading" should really be "learning". I can read a novel and learn nothing, and I can watch a YouTube video (such as this one) and learn something

  24. I’m going to start mediating from today. I’ve tried it once in a classroom and it really gave me some peace in my stressful environment. Though you can still feel stressed, there’s this inner self pacifying feeling in me. Idk Day 1 accomplished.

  25. I think I'm going to try exercising, and yes I know it's hard but I already love reading and meditation is not something I feel I need immediately (tho if all goes well I'll pick up that too) Wish me luck!💗

  26. Improve yourself in sweeping movements. Choose few things that will change your life in many categories and focus on them.

    "The Regular 5"



    Physical training

    Independent studying


    sustainable change:
    – Do things everyday and keep it simple

  27. I am 15, I am a volleyball player, I play for five hours every day . I'm in the 10th grade right now, it is so difficult for me to concentrate on my studies.I decided to start meditation from today. Wish me luck!

  28. I started exercising and after few weeks, now i have habituated; reading (one book within 1.5 days), exercising, cold showers (in morning and evening), a solid morning routine, taking a solitary walk in the evenings(to listen and reflect on my inner voice) to name a few…almost covers everything you have listed.

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