Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is the Choice Architecture of your environment.

–James Clear How to Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower is Gone

See choice architecture for more info on this.

Starting Small

“People often think it’s weird to get hyped about reading one page or meditating for one minute or making one sales call. But the point is not to do one thing. The point is to master the habit of showing up. The truth is, a habit must be established before it can be improved. If you can’t learn the basic skill of showing up, then you have little hope of mastering the finer details. Instead of trying to engineer a perfect habit from the start, do the easy thing on a more consistent basis. You have to standardize before you can optimize.”

James Clear - Atomic Habits

Rewards Systems

“Queue. Routine. Reward. Reward must induce a continued craving.”

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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