Chapter 20: The downside of creating good habits

Improvement is not just about learning habits, it’s also about fine-tuning them.

Habits let us do things automatically, without thinking. And this is mostly a good thing. However, it has also some consequences—once we automate a habit, we stop thinking about it, and as a result, we do not improve any further.

To really master anything, you need reflection time. This means that you create a habit, then you reflect, fine-tune it, and create the habit again. This cycle continues until you achieve perfection.

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