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You Can’t Use the 21-Day Habit Rule to Build New Habits. Here’s the Scientific Strategy I Used Instead.

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But for a person who’s interested in improving themselves, believing this rule will only lead you down a path of disappointment.If you start to think of concrete examples, this immediately falls apart.

For instance, I’ve been waking up around 7 am for the majority of my adult life. For longer stretches than 21 days, too. Nevertheless, I’ve always struggled to do it, and until recently, given any day where I don’t have to get up early, I’ll sleep in later.So what’s the truth, and what does it actually take to build a good habit?Back in the 50s, one plastic surgeon noticed that it took people around 21 days to get used to their “new face.” Long story short, he published a highly successful pop culture book on it, which sold over 30 million.

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