Ridwan's Rough Notes


I was reading James Clear's Atomic Habits where he shares his interaction with an elite weightlifting coach on what makes someone successful in training.

The coach responded: β€œAt some point it comes down to who can handle the boredom of training every day, doing the same lifts over and over and over.”

James Clear also shares a valuable piece of information on what makes someone successful:

Professionals stick to the schedule; amateurs let life get in the way. Professionals know what is important to them and work toward it with purpose; amateurs get pulled off course by the urgencies of life.

I suppose it's essential to become comfortable with boredom and remember to keep doing the reps.

Written on: 2022-05-29


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I have been meaning to read more. Every time, I fail miserably. I understand that my default action is to watch mindless YouTube videos. But, even if I'm aware of my pattern, it is a bit hard to break it.

A few days back, I watched a YouTube video on habit formation from the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, where the author was talking about Identity Habits. It means that when one takes an identity of a reader, then it is easier to implement the habits required to establish that identity.

James Clear recommends creating that identity first. Then, prove to yourself with small wins. For example, when I take the identity as a reader, I can schedule a time to read at least 25 pages a day.

As we near the end of the year, I want to schedule a time to read 25 pages a day for December. And, the best time for me is to read after writing one page in my journal.

#journal #habits

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