Humans are creatures of habit. We seek comfort in rituals that free us to focus on less predictable things. Routine gives us a feeling of security and control over our environments.

But not all habits are created equal. The right ones boost our productivity and efficiency. With enough focused repetition, we can master any skill. Our habits are an accurate predictor of future success. 

Instead of falling into the traps of following conventions and refusing to change habits that aren’t good for us, we can become conscious of them. In this episode, I’ve outlined five steps that help you develop habits that lead to success on your own terms.