Why do most people fail to stick to something challenging, like losing weight or getting in better shape? They don’t start small. They immediately go all in.
They change everything, which pretty soon results in not changing anything.
Why going all in never works
The temptation to go all in is understandable. Take losing weight. Losing weight is hard. So we decide the only way to succeed is to adopt a complicated, comprehensive program of diet and exercise that requires significant changes.
And within a day or two at most that comprehensive program starts to feel oppressive. Sticking with every single change starts to feel impossible.
So we start slipping.
First we slip in small ways, like when we’re…
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