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Ash RoyNov 4, 2018 7:01:15 AM< 1 min read

The compounding effect of habits

The compounding effect of habits

Habits help us to sidestep imposter syndrome. And that’s one of the many reasons they’re so effective over the long term.

Whenever I’ve been able to cultivate habits they’ve served me well. Three days ago, on Seth Godin's advice, I chose to cultivate the habit of writing every day. So far I haven’t encountered any anxiety around whether or not my writing is good enough.

For the last few years, I’ve stuck to one habit – making my bed each morning. That one daily habit has helped me set the tone for my day. I start off with something that I feel good about. It’s a positive way to start the day.

What’s the one habit you could cultivate? Something you could do each morning before you did anything else – thereby maximizing the likelihood of sticking to it?


Ash Roy

Ash Roy has spent over 15 years working in the corporate world as a financial and strategic analyst and advisor to large multinational banks and telecommunications companies. He suffered through a CPA in 1997 and completed it despite not liking it at all because he believed it was a valuable skill to have. He sacrificed his personality in the process. In 2004 he finished his MBA (Masters In Business Administration) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and loved it! He scored a distinction (average) and got his personality back too!