“If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing.
I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits.
The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which I think has nothing to do with creating habits. In fact, focusing on motivation as the key to habits is exactly wrong.
Let me be more explicit: If you pick the right small behavior and sequence it right, then you won’t have to motivate yourself to have it grow. It will just happen naturally, like a good seed planted in a good spot.”
—BJ Fogg, founder of Tiny Habits
Never underestimate the power of small wins when it comes to long-term success! You don’t have to work harder, you just have to work smarter.
Today’s post is short and sweet because I want you to go watch this video on how to make successful changes to your habits—without needing to rely on motivation or fancy systems. It will cost you literally nothing, and can be easily implemented into your present day-to-day activities without much resistance at all. Have I convinced you yet?!
Another fantastic resource for habit change is this collection of articles on habit change, motivation, willpower, and goal by author James Clear.
1/ Do you practice any micro habits to help keep you on track with your larger goals?
2/ Did this video inspire you to try something specific?