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Automaticity

The Only Way to Get Important Things Done

Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

We each have one reservoir of will and discipline, and it gets progressively depleted by any act of conscious self-regulation. So if you spend energy trying to resist a fragrant chocolate chip cookie, you'll have less energy left over to solve a difficult problem.

Six Keys to Changing Almost Anything

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Most of us wildly overvalue our will and discipline: Fully 95 percent of our behaviors are habitual, or occur in response to a strong external stimulus. Only 5 percent of our choices are consciously self-selected.

A More Fulfilling Life: Learning From Elite Athletes

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

To truly excel at what you do, there has to always be some part of your life that is not automatic yet. When this is the case, you can practice in this zone until you achieve automaticity. Then raise the bar.