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How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines

The Nutshell Principles

How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines

–by Leo Babauta, Original Story, May 21, 2012

So what are the principles that changed my life, repeatedly?

1. Start very small. 2. Do only one change at a time. 3. Be present and enjoy the activity (don’t focus on results). 4. Be grateful for every step you take.

In programming, this is called an algorithm. It’s a series of steps that you can apply to make any change, no matter what your situation.

It works. This is the Zen Habits method, the Change Your Life App, in four lines. I hope it helps.


Leo Babauta is the founder of the popular Zen Habits Blog.