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That’s the premise of Willpower Doesn’t Work by Medium.com’s most-read writer, Benjamin Hardy. Building on copious existing research, as well as his own experience of growing up in a broken family... more
That’s the premise of Willpower Doesn’t Work by Medium.com’s most-read writer, Benjamin Hardy. Building on copious existing research, as well as his own experience of growing up in a broken family afflicted by addiction and drug use, Hardy explains how people can change their lives on every level by making small, impactful changes in their environment like:
* Creating “enriched environments”–using tougher challenges and personal investment to force yourself to rise to the occasion.
* Growing into your goals-creating multiple layers of accountability to ensure you stay on track.
* Becoming the teacher-stepping into a leadership role (even before you think you’re ready) to accelerate your skill development and commitment.
* Rotating your environments-getting out of your rut by literally changing your physical surroundings throughout the day or week.
From simple steps like removing things that conflict with your values (like junk food, junk media, even junk people), to incorporating new tools (like fasting or embedding “positive triggers” to avoid self-sabotage), these strategies are how you proactively shape your surroundings so you can consciously evolve into the person you want to become. less
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Bill Widmer There are hundreds of other books that have impacted me as well, but two other life-changing ones have been The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy. Habits are essential to creating a life you love, and you can't change them through willpower alone; these two books go hand-in-hand. (Source)