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The Countdown to Greatness (Part 3 of 4)

(continued from Parts 1 and 2)

Let’s do a quick recap …

A rather perfunctory recap, I must say.  You really need to read the first two posts to fully appreciate what’s going on here.


Really really?

OK, the oversimplified recap:

- keep moving on an upward trajectory toward something meaningful and believable (anything – it almost doesn’t matter what)

- have good habits

If you actually read Parts 1 and 2 you should be laughing right now.

It’s not that simple, of course.

I’m going to assume you actually read the previous posts and just dive in with …

The Paradox of Habit #2: Some Habits Are Better

If you’ve been using Simpleology, and have even only completed your White Belt training (you really need to get your Black Belt), you’ll know we place an emphasis on what we call “HIME™ Habits.”

Already know that?

Don’t go into the “I already know that trance”!

There’s more … keep reading.

HIME™ is a Simpleology acronym for “high impact – minimal effort.”

In a universe of infinite possibilities, the HIME™ option is always the smartest choice.

Why would you do the hard-but-effective thing when there’s an easier way to get the same result?

That’s why the core of Simpleology – as a software system – is focused primarily around the establishment of unshakeable HIME™ habits.

If a plain old “good habit” is like earning a 2% compounding return on your time investment, a HIME™ habit is like earning 20% compounding return.


But wait …

If we can never know with certainty whether a habit is “good” or “bad” … How are HIME™ habits any different?

Here’s the magic most people miss …

“Heuristics” to the Rescue!

Heuristics are really a simple way of talking about “shortcuts”.

But more specifically … they are shortcuts intended to make us more likely to make better decisions.

HIME™ is a heuristic method for choosing a most-likely-to-be-the-best course of action, most of the time

When faced with the impossibility of certainty, it’s the best we’ve got.

Now, there’s one more piece of the puzzle missing here.

Tomorrow, it’s all going to fall into place.

All the best,


Mark Joyner
Founder and CEO



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