Tuesday, June 23, 2015
THE OVERESTIMATED IMPORTANCE OF MOTIVATION WHEN IT COMES TO BE A DRIVING FORCE IN CHANGING HABITS...
"If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing. I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits.
The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which I think has nothing to do with creating habits. In fact, focusing on motivation as the key to habits is exactly wrong.