Weekly Updates - Never Do Anything Out Of Habit

Things we’re thinking about this week:

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For entrepreneurs, the one thing you love to hear is ‘We’ve always done things this way’. It essentially means that some process/item hasn’t been looked at closely for a long time and can potentially be disrupted. It also happens to frustrate every good boss in the workplace.

The funny thing is, this should apply to everything, including our habits. Why do we do certain things, is there room for improvement? One thing in particular we (and many other do) is set multiple alarms in the morning (if one fails, we have a backup). The problem is that subconsciously we know there’s a back up, so we wait for the backup before actually getting up (which leads to the question, why set early/false alarms in the first place?). It’s something we might do for years without thinking about it. But if we visit it and decide to change it, we might get an extra 15 mins of sleep every day for the rest of our lives.

We need to be careful about what we do, and take the time to figure out these little details. We never know what one might discover if we looked internally at ourselves as hard as we did at work or at other people.