habits are primarily expressions of identity, not willpower

#idea for personal growth. You identity can in one sense be seen as a collection fo the things you do and put time and effort into. You can use this fact to reframe habit-forming as something that doesn't require heroics, but is just a "vote for the person you want to be", and that habits provide evidence for our identity when we begin to doubt it. Related to the idea to focus on the system, not the activity itself when trying to build a habit.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Similar to how habits provide evidence for our identity when we begin to doubt it.

The most practical way to change who you are is to change what you do. Each time you write a page, you are a writer.

  • Every time you do something, you are it. I like that a lot.

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