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    James Clear | 7/7/16 | 6 min
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    • bartadamley1 week ago

      Have been on a James Clear kick recently, and reading this article makes it easy to see why.

      Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior. But the surprising thing is, especially over a long time period, your personal characteristics tend to get overpowered by your environment.

      The choice architecture in which we present ourselves with really dictates the actions we will take. Surely, as placing our phones on the opposite side of the room while we are working, will make it much more difficult to lazily scroll, switch our music, reply to that text and so on.

      Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior.

      It is interesting because we do lend so much credit to the idea of ourselves utilizing grit, whereas if we don't cultivate a peaceful, orderly work environment.. 'nudging' ourselves into future healthy/productive behaviors it becomes a lot harder in being successful.

      Whenever possible, design your habits so they fit in the flow of your current patterns.