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Habits and skills are the same thing

There are some people who differentiate between habits and skills. I don’t.

Wendy Wood

What a great line to start a video with, sucked me right in. I had never considered that these two things could in fact be the same thing.

But it makes sense.

Repeated enough, habits do become skills. Developing a skill is developing a habit. The only way to develop a skill is to make a habit of it until you’ve done it enough that is becomes automatic.

This was most certainly the case for me when it came to things like swimming and learning Japanese. I made a habit out of it until it just became second nature.

So I guess it’s a matter of building habits. Of doing something repeatedly until you forget what it’s like to not know how to do it. And how do you do that?

A little and a lot.

Promise yourself to do something to work towards the habit/skill every day. Put it in your calendar. And then do it.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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