Given my interest in better understanding “change” and working to help people build positive habits in their personal and business lives, I want to share a resource I recently came across — Tiny Habits, offered by B.J. Fogg. In his words:
Let me explain . . . I’ve studied human behavior for 18 years, mostly at Stanford University. Here’s what I’ve learned: Only three things will change behavior in the long term.
Option A. Have an epiphany
Option B. Change your context (what surrounds you)
Option C. Take baby steps
Creating an epiphany is difficult. You should rule out Option A unless you have mystical powers (I don’t). But here’s the good news: The other two options are practical. And they can lead to lasting change if you follow the right program. However, few winning programs exist…
Tiny Habits is a free resource created by Mr. Fogg that you can sign up for (every Monday a new “class” begins); effectively it provides email support for your “tiny habit” change initiatives you commit to. So if you really do want to change and want to experiment with a proven resource to see how it can help you, then check out Tiny Habits…