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The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

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James Clear
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Goldilocks Rule

  • Humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right.
  • Can be motivated if the task is of manageable difficulty
  • Completing these tasks can also bring happiness
  • There needs to be a way to visualize progress as well and measure success with immediate feedback and wins

Two Steps to Motivation

  1. Find a task that adheres to the Goldilocks Rule in difficulty
  2. Measure progress and receive immediate feedback when possible
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