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Habits and skills are the same thing

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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.

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