Truth is, I used to procrastinate a lot. Whenever I would have something important to do, I would find million other things. I was the opposite of the word ‘disciplined’.
I knew that my work habits are not going to bring me to the point I want to be and that others will outperform me every single time.
After my previous startup failed, I found myself in the position where I had to choose – dwell on my mistakes or fundamentally change my habits.
Fast forward 18 months, I went from a chronic procrastinator to a guy who wakes up 6 am, takes a cold shower, meditates, journals, exercises regularly, reads 2 books a month and does intermittent fasting.
It might sound intense, but I’ve never felt better physically and mentally in my entire life. Now, I accomplish more in the first 2 hours of my day than I used to during the entire day.
And you know what’s the best part of it? I didn’t reach this point by using discipline. Instead, I followed leading habit forming methods and literally tricked myself into doing tiny actions every day as part of my morning routine. Actions that had a compounding effect and brought me to where I am now.
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