The four habits with the highest return are:
- Continuously monitor your habits
- Find synergies among your habits
- Break habits into smaller pieces
- Practice self-awareness around your habits
As you can see, they all relate to managing your other habits. That’s not coincidence. You can’t optimize your habits once and be done with it. You must forever keep adjusting your habits. Here’s a little more on how to cultivate the meta-habits above.
The big lesson I’ve learned is that success has little to do with any particular set of habits and everything to do with your ability to change your habits when you need to. Successful people aren’t just highly effective, they’re highly adaptable.