How To Design Your Environment And Habits For 10x Success | by Fahri Karakas | April 4

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Your environment either makes you or breaks you. Unfortunately, most of the time, you don’t even recognize the force of the environment that shapes your behavior.

If you are in a positive environment, you will be forced to go ahead, take action, and get moving. If you are in a negative environment full of stress, noise, confusion, or toxicity, you will stop and it will be very difficult for you to make progress.

Let’s say you try to lose weight, but you buy sweets, chocolate, white bread, ice cream, and processed foods. If your home is full of unhealthy foods, you are making it harder for yourself to resist these temptations. You often don’t realize how connected and vulnerable you are to the environment around you.

You overestimate the power of your will and minimize the impact your environment has on you. You think you are in control, but you are largely shaped by your environment, your systems and your emotions.

Motivation and motivation are not the most important factors in your success. It designs the right conditions, environment and habits for development. In other words, your intention should be manifested in the design phase, not in the action phase. It should be easy for you to do positive things, and it should be hard for you to get rid of negative habits. You need to pre-design your environment so that you can almost automate your actions.

Therefore, it is important to adjust your environment and habits for 10x success. Once you have a system that helps you move forward, you will get moving. It’s like walking around the airport with a conveyor belt – everything is easy, fast, trouble-free and hassle-free.

You can create portable belt systems in every area of ​​your life: career, family, creativity, money, health, and well-being. You can do this in 3 steps:

  • First, you need to clarify your priorities. What do you want to achieve and why is this an issue? You need to have clear answers to these questions.
  • Second, you need to create the right conditions and systems to achieve these goals. These include dividing your major goals into smaller ones, scheduling high-impact activities throughout your day, creating positive habits, eliminating negative ones, and making small progress each day.
  • Third, you need to repeat these small actions continuously over a long period of time. These include stacking habits, creating a chain, not breaking the chain, adding humor to the process, and making your system fail and persistent. Consistently small improvements over time will produce big results.

It is important to include humor in your processes and systems, otherwise it will not be sustainable. Your natural feelings or old habits are like rivers of water, and swimming against them is hard. That’s why you need the right environment and system to prevent failure in your old habits. You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. If you can incorporate fun and energy into these new positive habits, it will help you to achieve positive change and movement.

Start small. Design and enhance your environment. Create your own system that works for you. Little progress, every day. Aim for an hour each day. Create movement and accelerate your progress. Repeat every day and do not break the chain. This is how you do it.

Sometimes, you are tied to our hopes for perfection. You are scared and you think too much. You can’t face it easily, because there is always resistance.

You need to find a way to overcome your inner resistance and move forward. These methods should be:

  • Practical and easy to implement
  • Fast and focused

The key here is to start small, be consistent, and take action every day. You need to design your environment (both at work and at home) for maximum creativity and productivity. How do you do that? You can follow these steps:

  • Make it easy for yourself to act. Change your environment accordingly.
  • Organize your calendar and schedule activities that require your full attention and focus.
  • Take the least advantageous positive action to get started. Can you take 3 minutes? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? Specify the minimum.
  • Take action every day. Prove it. Do not break the chain.
  • Repeat the minimum actions. Combine your positive habits and actions. Do this for 40 days without breaking the chain. Stick to your habits and get better.

There you have it. Here’s how to put one together for use with your life:

Small steps + continuity + positive habit sticking + create your own chain + repeat for longer

You can apply these strategies to all areas of your life where you want to make progress:

  • work out
  • Writing online
  • Career projects
  • to read
  • Creative activities
  • Learn
  • Grow your business
  • Skills development
  • Book writing
  • Wealth building
  • Investment
  • to teach
  • Content creation
  • Brand building
  • System building
  • Creating digital products
  • Journal maintenance
  • Playing an instrument
  • Shooting and editing videos
  • Training and counseling
  • Build your own enterprise
  • Creating a work of art
  • Promoting healthy habits
  • Pursue your hopes and aspirations

By using this fixed system, you can achieve significant progress in any of the goals in your life that you specify.

Once you make progress on one of these domains, it will be easier for you to make progress and get moving in all areas of your life.

Here’s the rule number 1: you need to start today and start right now. You have 5 seconds to get started. You don’t need big action – at least specify the action you can take now. An easy money process. Just do it now.

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Create progress games using the worksheet or template below.

For every part of your life, please answer the following questions and fill out the worksheet:

  1. What small action can you take every day?
  • Explain this small action.
  • How many minutes can you do this every day?
  • Decide when you can do it on your own day and schedule a time to do it.

2. How would you design and modify your environment to make it easier for you?

  • Make it easy and practical.
  • Overcome obstacles.
  • Start small.
  • Bring the tools and build the systems you need. Make it accessible and place it near you or your workstation.
  • Do you have all the things you need? How do you get started?
  • Do you need a note or alarm clock? Do you use pomodoro or timer?
  • Do you need to make time for this in your daily calendar? When will he do it?
  • Have you eliminated unnecessary clutter? Is your desk or workplace ready for you and your progress?
  • Do you have everything you need (for example your notebook, pencil, pencil lids, laptop, music, etc.)?
  • Write down how you will design your environment to maximize your creativity and productivity.
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Areas of your life:

  • Writing (Online Writing, Ebook Writing, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, etc.)
  • Exercise (sport, walking in nature, gym, walking, running, etc.)
  • Reading (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Learning (learning different disciplines and topics that motivate you)
  • Keeping a diary (journaling, keeping a notebook, reflecting, setting goals, writing morning papers, etc.)
  • Creative activities such as doodling, painting, artwork, photography, video, music, dance, and so on.
  • Hobbies that motivate and empower you
  • Career projects that have high priority
  • Build your assets like your book, YouTube channel, podcast, brand, business, and more.
  • Education, training, or consulting activities / projects
  • Investing (Making money, saving, buying assets, managing capital, side incentives, asset creation activities, etc.)
  • Communication (high quality time for loved ones, family and friends)
  • Health and wellness (healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, yoga, meditation, relaxation, self-care, spa, pleasure)
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