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Each day for 100 days you will receive an email with a Personal Brilliance idea, a task, something to think about for that day. The email has an attached graphic file with the message. It is helpful to see this message all day. You can automatically set the graphic as your computer desktop background each day to increase your awareness.


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Habits Make Personal Brilliance Easy

“Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure.”
Sydney J. Harris
British Author

A habit is something that you do so often and so regularly that it becomes automatic. This is a behavior that you can easily repeat. When I work with people I try to determine their habits because most of our behaviors are based on our habits.

Our habits are directly related to our comfort and well-being. The process of adapting to our environment is what creates a habit. With habits we don't have to constantly experiment or deal with unknown risks.

Our habits help define us. The way we adapt to our environment and how we typically behave say a lot about who we are as human beings. What do we know about someone with the habit of not eating meat? What about someone with the habit of smoking cigarettes? How about the person with the habit of running five miles each day?

Replace Rather than Change a Habit

Habits are extremely difficult to change because they are tied to our identities. Notice that I haven't said anything about "breaking a habit." I avoid that terminology because a habit is dependent on repetition. Therefore, if we replace the activity that is the former habit–such as lighting a cigarette after dinner–with some other activity–such as taking a walk or chewing a stick of gum–the repetition ceases and the coding of the smoking habit is reduced dramatically.

The key to succeeding in replacing old habits with new ones is ensuring that the new behaviors are more appealing, effective, and beneficial than their predecessors. The tips in the 100 Days of Brilliance Electronic Calendar are designed to serve as replacement activities: filling up the available space with new actions, exercising different areas of your capabilities, and possibly replacing some old habits that may not be serving your definition of success.

In effect, replacing less effective habits with more effective ones, and creating new habits that foster greater success and well-being, is the most expedient ways to increase and expand your personal brilliance.

100 Days of Personal Brilliance

100 Day Calendar

One of the best ways to reinforce a habit is to keep it going for at least 100 days. At that point it becomes second nature. That is the inspiration for this graphical email reminder. We’re not working on one specific habit but rather on thinking about developing your personal brilliance further.

Each day for 100 days you will receive an email with an idea, a task, something to think about for that day. The email has an attached graphic file with the message. It is helpful to see this message all day. The email will contain a link that allows you to automatically set the image as your computer desktop wallpaper for the day, or if you choose, to download the image.

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