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Focus on your identity and not on the outcome The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes a part of who you are, i.e., when your behaviour is congruent with your belief. For example, reframe your sentence FROM “I am trying to quit smoking” TO “I am a non-smoker”. This requires focusing on your identity and not on the outcome. Act like the person you believe yourself to be. Your actions transform your self-image You can also become somebody you didn’t believe you could be and all simply through your daily habits. As the evidence accumulates around your actions, your self-image changes e.g. you are an author or a researcher. So, decide whom you want to be and then move in that direction: prove it to yourself with small daily habits. Remember this happens over time and not overnight. Our image emerges through the small things we do every day. Each…

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