Have you ever smoked a cigarette after a meal? For some reason, it is supposed to be really satisfying.
Now I have never smoked a single cigarette so I am probably the last person on earth to be commenting on this but what the heck, I will anyway.
People who smoke always seem to really enjoy a cigarette after a meal. How come? My guess is they saw someone doing it so they innocently started. After a while, they got into the habit of smoking, which created the need for a cigarette. Now, a meal doesn’t seem quite the same without one.
There is no difference between this habit and the habit of working your organizational system. If you repeat an action long enough, you will create the need for it.
The next time you want to make a change in your life, simply start doing a new action. Then do it again and again and again. Before you know it, you will have created the need to do that action. Now it is easier to do because you created a habit.
This, of course, applies to everything except doing your taxes.
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