In the very first interview for The Get Busy Living podcast, I have a topic that will help many of you in 2014.
I love Stephen’s story because he’s a regular guy who’s struggled so long to form positive habits. One of his big one was exercise. For many years, he’d be motivated to exercise consistently, and always failed.
Frustrated by his failure, he accidentally stared his first mini habit by just doing one push-up. Just one push-up a day! How simple is that? He figured he could not fail by setting a goal of one push-up a day.
From this tiny beginning, he’s now consistently exercise. It’s a part of him. He doesn’t have to wait to be in the mood, or find motivation to go.
He’s also done this with other areas in life like writing. His mini-habit helped him write his first book.
Here is what you will learn in this podcast:
- Why motivation is a horrible strategy.
- How one pushup a day turned into a regular habit exercise.
- Why willpower is more powerful than motivation.
- The benefits of mini habits vs one big habit.
- The reason 21 days does not make a habit.
- Why stupid small habits is how you should start.
- How mini habits can overcome your fears.
Resources mentioned in this podcast:
- Mini habits on Kindle or paperback
- Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko
- Lift – Daily Motivation app (iOS)
- Lift app (Android)
- Habit Streak Plan (Android)
- Printable blank calendar for any month
Call to Action!
What is ONE mini-habit you will begin after listening to this episode? Make it as simple as possible. Share in the comments below.
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