By Chip Heath
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Action triggers -- mental plan, execute an action when you encounter a certain situation trigger. (ex. I'll go to the gym, after I drop off the kids at school)
March 14, 2010
Why are habits so important to stive for? Because they are in essence behavioral autopilot. They allow a lot of good behaviors to happen without the rider taking charge and thinking.
Simple tweaks of the environment can lead to dramatic changes in behavior
People ignore situational forces that shape other people's behavior
Strive for Growth Mindset - abilities are like muscles, they can be trained and grow
The elephant hates doing things with no immediate payoff.
When a task feels too big, the elephant will resist
When you engineer early success, what you're doing is engineering hope. Hope is precious to change effort. It's elephant fuel.
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