There she was in a pickle of a position trying to figure out how she did it to herself — again. I mean, she did everything right, right? She made her plan, put it on her calendar, and even set an alarm to get it done — so when the alarm rang, did she execute? Nooo! Cassie rolled over and went back to sleep.
I mean really? Could you blame her? Here is how it went down in her head,
It’s nice and toasty in here under my warmness. I don’t want to get up and freeze. The day hasn’t even started. It’s really early. I’ve got time. I can exercise later. I don’t have to do it right now. It’s cold out there…
And on her narrative went! It was only later, when regret inevitably lifted its weary head, did Cassie question her decision to bail on exercise, yet again. It wouldn’t have been a problem had she not been trying to get out of bed at 6am to go exercise for the past two weeks!
Something had to change. she needed a new habit, but her will power and discipline were sorely lacking. Do you get where she’s coming from? Cassie had made a commitment to herself and was continually breaking that commitment. Her self trust was going down the tubes and along with it her integrity.
What did she need? Triage! She needed some triage on her habits to get her actions back in alignment with her goals.
What she discovered was a secret tool used by high-performers that not only helped them to support the habits they wanted in their lives, but this secret also helped them to get rid of habits that no longer served them.
What’s their secret?
You know what that is? A habit trigger is an action you set up in advance to cue you to take the action you want to take WHEN you want to take it.
Check out the first video in my six part series entitled “Secrets of the High Performer” where I go into detail about this secret strategy:
As you learned, you can create a habit trigger in 3 easy steps:
- Make the habit you don’t want to do harder to perform
- Make the habit you want to perform a lot easier
- Connect your actions to your why
You don’t have to take my word for it! Try it for yourself and see and let me know how it goes in the comments below.
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Until next time,
Remember, you are so much more than who you believe yourself to be!
Christine Gonos-Jeffrey, CHPC and Founder of Challenge Your Vision
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