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Mini Habits Update 2

Motivation is not a big factor.
We have to just do it.
As I continue to read the ebook, Mini Habits, I want to update you on my take-aways. I like the part about motivation. It's been teaching me alot. I understand why Stephen Guise's book is ranking so well on Amazon. It is truly a great read. In fact, he has increased the price on it. 

Smart move. 

As you know, I have blogged about this book twice already, here and here. I think I will continue to update you until I finish the book. The following are what I highlighted in my copy of the ebook:

1. "If getting motivated is your strategy, you can’t build habits" (p 37).

2. "Motivation is unreliable because it’s based on how you feel. Many things can alter your feelings. With a “get motivated” strategy, not only do you have to be motivated to do something, but you have to be most motivated to do it. So, to get motivated to exercise, you would have to want to exercise more than you want to eat chips and watch TV. You'll only succeed sometimes" (p 37).

3. "There will be times in your life that you won't be motivated to get motivated. " (p 38).

4. "If you don’t want to get motivated, and getting motivated was your strategy for doing things, you have lost the battle before it has begun. And your habits will die young" (p 39).

5. "There's no rule that says your feelings and actions must always match. It creates a confining, frustrating lifestyle (p 40).

You see why I like the book? I believe Guise is saying we can't get all into our feelings when it comes to doing the important things that will add substance to our lives. Motivation is temporary and won't get us there, but push-through and perseverance will. Yet, we can't do any of that without having faith in the God who will make it all happen for us. In other words we do our part and the Lord will finish the job.


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Faith reference:
Romans 5:1-4

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