How to Build Your Own Neural Route 66

Optimize for consistency to overcome your brain’s inertia in creating new habits

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The Neuroplasticity Revolution

Smart Brain/Dumb Brain

Consistency is the key

Why It's Difficult to Form New Habits

From dirt roads to super Highways

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My calendar marking off the 66th day of doing my reading, exercise, and meditation each morning.

How to Build Your Own Neural Route 66

1. Squeeze out ambiguity

2. Shore up habits with if/then plans

3. Add a“plasticity partner”

On the Road to Change

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