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The Goldilocks Rule

I heard of the Goldilocks Rule about 9 years ago and I immediately loved the concept of too much is no good, too little is no good, you want it just right! I remember saying it to myself in class while practicing and then I started applying it as best as I could to other areas of my life, food, alcohol, work, self-talk!

I loved reading about it again in Atomic Habits by James Clear here is an excerpt from that book.

“The human brain loves a challenge, but only if it is within an optional zone of difficulty.

The Goldilocks Rule states that humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are right on the edge of their current abilities. Not too hard. Not too easy. Just right.”

In the classes at HYN this is our aim to keep you motivated and keep you working hard. When in class your focus narrows, distractions fade away and you are fully invested in the posture you are in, it’s called “in the zone”. You see yourself making progress in the moment and that is so incredibly motivating.

Give the Goldilocks rule a try in your life, let me know if you find it useful.

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