Leading yourself

Creatures of Habit

Changing habits requires more than motivation. B.J. Fogg’s behavioral model provides the basis for sustainable personal change and growth.

Moti­va­tion is like a par­ty-ani­mal friend. Great for a night out, but not some­one you would rely on to pick you up from the air­port.

B.J. Fogg (2019), Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Every­thing.

If you start with a big behav­ior that’s hard to do, the design is unsta­ble; it’s like a large plant with shal­low roots. When a storm comes into your life, your big habit is at risk. How­ev­er, a habit that is easy to do can weath­er a storm like flex­i­ble sprouts, and it can then grow deep­er and stronger roots.

B.J. Fogg (2019), Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Every­thing

Act with­out doing;
work with­out effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Con­front the dif­fi­cult
while it is still easy;
accom­plish the great task
by a series of small acts.

Tao Te Ching

Agile by nature | Rebel without a pause | Working out loud | Author of https://fuehrung-erfahren.de

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