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Anyone knows any challenge that builds habits that make you grow 1% per day?

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Hey there,

I am looking to improve myself 1% every day but I am not disciplined enough to create a program by myself. Does anyone know a challenge that plays on compounding?
 

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I'll ignore your first sentence and recommend 75 Hard.

Otherwise...
Edit: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington.

I know I'm answering someone with only 1 post, but I feel like this exact question is nice enough and my answer could help someone else.

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That's the moment you think "It's too simple, I need exact steps to become someone better".

It's that simple.

It's not easy though, it's simple. These are the steps. You can't skip them. You can try to skip them, but you'll most likely fail or lose interest after 2 weeks.
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If your product/service answers "yes" to any of these four things, it has potential.
Does it improve on an existing product or service ? It has potential.

Stop thinking about it. Write down your plan and ACT on it. Don't change the plan halfway though. Follow it until the end.
 
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What are you disciplined enough to do right now? Do you brush your teeth everyday? do you wake up consistently everyday when your alarm goes off?

Have you looked through the GOLD threads here yet?
 

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Plan your day every evening. Get up early. Review your plan and execute your most important task first. As time goes on and you improve by increments you will be able to complete more tasks rather than just that first one. Include and schedule daily exercise and reading into your plan. Start small (5 mins or less) and build up from there.

I was way more productive when I got up at 5am everyday. Had a single task focus and went to bed at the same time every night.

Looking forward to getting back to a similar routine soon.
 

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Plan your day every evening. Get up early. Review your plan and execute your most important task first. As time goes on and you improve by increments you will be able to complete more tasks rather than just that first one. Include and schedule daily exercise and reading into your plan. Start small (5 mins or less) and build up from there.

I was way more productive when I got up at 5am everyday. Had a single task focus and went to bed at the same time every night.
best replies as always
 

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Hey there,

I am looking to improve myself 1% every day but I am not disciplined enough to create a program by myself. Does anyone know a challenge that plays on compounding?
I've done a few challenges in the past, especially 75 Hard. But I think you shouldn't set out to build a wall(attempting the challenge or any challenge for that matter) without deciding to lay out bricks(fixing the small things first around you). Furthermore, on the topic of not being discipline, I think that's just your fear speaking. The fear of taking responsibility and failing because "YOU MADE A CHOICE". That is to say this is not advice, it's just something I notice about myself in the past when I try to do "a challenge" to improve myself. It would always end up backfiring, I would fall back to old routine after finishing.
What I did that worked for me, it's not a challenge, it's a way to structure your life(I use 2nd person when addressing, because it makes it more personal, I'm not directing any of these negative comments to you. If anything it's to my past self):

Start by treating yourself as if you’re someone you genuinely care about. Now. Not tomorrow.
Would you let your mother down a bottle of soda knowing the risks she was in? How about letting your kid sister eating a bag of chips before bedtime? What of your brother who is wasting his life away on video games when he should be studying?

No. You care about them. You want them to do better.

Same principle applies to you.
You’re used to blaming and letting others control who you are, so let’s start small.
Clean yourself up.
Sleep better.
Eat right.

Fix yourself before you fix anything else and don’t make any excuses. Abandon the hope of someone coming to save you. You are the hero. Would a hero say he’s too tired to do his duties? NO SHORTCUTS.

Now. Once you got yourself a little handled.
Clean your environment. Home, Room, Garden, you name it.
Make a sleep routine. Your body will thank you, trust me.
Then perhaps plan out your days. Following a routine 50% of the time and aiming to improve the efficiency daily is better than aimlessly walking.


You haven’t done anything uncomfortable yet, but here’s the catch.
Once you start doing all of this, you’ll begin to feel a little more self respect. A Little confidence arises. Perhaps, you will see that you’re quite capable.

Maybe you actually have the ability to change.
Even if you don’t consciously believe yet, just look at the new environment YOU CREATED.

Then you would gamble and take bigger moves, one step at a time.
It might be disrupting the pattern of instead of watching TV, you go for a run.

Seeing that you can get yourself out of your house,
You then perhaps think wouldn’t it be cool to say hi to the people you see around you?
You’re feeling good about yourself already.
You said no to TV and got out of the house.
What’s there to lose?

Boom. You notice you have gained a little self discipline without even spending much effort.
As you wave at the people around you and cheer them on with their own run,
you notice that fear of rejection vanishes.

Was it always this easy to talk to a stranger, you think.

Having the first day going so well, what if you did everything again the next day? Clean up yourself, your home, and go out for a run.

What experiments with fear are you inclined to test today?

Perhaps it’s to tell others around you a secret that’s been weighing you down and assume the burden of awkwardness and vulnerability.

What would become of your relationships if you learn the power of humility and that through the fear of being vulnerable is the reward of trust?

This big analogy is the way you should think about fear.
Fear is in your head when you are busy doing nothing with your life. Fear is there to tell you that what you are doing now is not working, so you must change. It’s a positive force, not something you should be ashamed of.

When you start moving and shifting, you realize that fear is a guiding compass that directs you to where you should go.

When you earn self respect, confidence comes along with it.
The only way to earn self respect is proving to yourself that you’re capable.
And the only way to do that is by putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation and coming out on top.

If you do all of this, the run that you go on will not just be a physical run, but a run of business, or a run of relationship.

And in every single run, you feel that you’re more capable than you think so you push yourself to go beyond your comfort every single time.

Think about where you, the runner, will be if you push yourself physically, in business, and in relationships.

You’d be an unstoppable force, because you’re improving every single day

This metaphor represents the value of breaking patterns and going out and doing something uncomfortable, for usually that something will improve your life.

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In short, if you set a routine and babystep yourself into doing the things you're uncomfortable doing one day at a time, (whether it's doing the dishes or getting off your a$$), you'll see that you know the solutions to all of your problems. If you woke up at 4am or 5 am, or anytime of YOUR CHOOSING and not SNOOZE, you will be more likely to SAY NO to the things that's bad for you. You don't need anyone to tell you what to do or not to do, see what's there to in your life that needs fixing and start with the simple stuff. :)
 

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Hey there,

I am looking to improve myself 1% every day but I am not disciplined enough to create a program by myself. Does anyone know a challenge that plays on compounding?
1. Learn to discipline yourself.
Start with simple things, like writing down everything you need to accomplish for today. This includes even the most simple tasks that might seem trivial, like taking out the trash, going to bed early etc. This might feel weird at first, but eventually checking the boxes will become addictive.

2. Create productive habits, one by one.
Productive habits form the basis of a succesful life. Most habits are relatively easy to integrate into your life. For example; create a sleep routine, listen to audiobooks instead of music, watch informative videos instead of youtube videos you regret watching after you're done or making your bed in the morning. A lot of simple improvements eventually become a huge improvement.
 

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What are you talking about?


P.S. Now i know why i muted Self-Derailment category...
 

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Hey there,

I am looking to improve myself 1% every day but I am not disciplined enough to create a program by myself. Does anyone know a challenge that plays on compounding?
Have you thought about learning meditation? I'd say you grow each day by around 1% a day with meditation. And the limit isn't 100%
 

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sorry, posted on wrong thread
 
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Hey there,

I am looking to improve myself 1% every day but I am not disciplined enough to create a program by myself. Does anyone know a challenge that plays on compounding?

First, find out WHY you should improve before you even start improving.

What do you want to achieve?
What's your desired identity?
What's the major purpose of your life?
What could life be like if you had what you needed?
....

That's some questions to start with.

Now, if the reason for you to improve is STRONG enough, you will do your best to bridge the gap between present-you and future-you, whatever it takes. You make things happen. You are excited to be the person you desired to be. You have the intrinsic motivation to take the hard route.

"Don't be passionate about what needs to be done;
be passionate about who you WILL BECOME."

-- MJ DeMarco.

Reading is a must. Most knowledge that isn't taught in schools is found here. Find topics you are genuinely interested in to read. You won't feel bored reading because you are learning something that you actually cared about.

Do something every day that will get you out of your comfort zone. It helps you to face your fears.
It could be making eye contacts with strangers. It could be asking for directions when you're outside.
Whatever works for you. For me, it's taking a cold shower.

Fitness. Get to your ideal body shape. It builds your confidence. Not to mention that it comes with health benefits. The effects will ripple outwards to all other aspects in your life. That's why it's a keystone habit.

Start with these three. You will build other habits along the way.

Avoid overthinking. Just start doing.
You are still the same "you" until you take serious action.
 

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One of the best things I ever read was an old book called The Path of Least Resistance. Essentially, you need to link your best values and goals with your daily life - and set down new grooves of habit. It takes conscious effort and practice. However, it works better than anything else I've ever tried. He gets pretty deep in the weeds of psychology, and I don't agree with everything he writes. But the system works!

I now have an avatar of my future self, and her picture on the wall. Under it, "What would Lola do?". I add stuff that she did to get there (from making industry connections to taking care of her skin), and remove things that held her back (like toxic thoughts, clutter, and makework).
 

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