The Hidden Power of Normal Everyday Behaviors

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Brian Kight

The quality and direction of your life is shaped significantly by common everyday behaviors. The more often you engage in a behavior the more opportunity there is for it to make a big difference in your life.

On top of that, the behaviors you engage in daily are establishing patterns in you. You want these patterns to be skillful in the key behaviors that make a difference to your quality of life, your production, and your impact on other people.

One challenge is that common everyday behaviors are the easiest to undervalue because you engage in them so often they rarely seem like a big deal.  A second challenge is they are highly susceptible to run on autopilot and drift into poor skill due to inattention.

Having a lot of experience with something doesn’t make you skilled at it and doing something most days doesn’t necessarily make you better at it. The real measure is the effect and impact of your actions.

I’ll highlight some underrated everyday skills I observe tomorrow. For today, you tell me: what common everyday skills are under-skilled because they’re undervalued on their importance and impact?

Everything is training for something. Do the work.

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