August 2011
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Day August 25, 2011


Top mistake #6 is underestimating the power of triggers. Fogg and company don’t offer a solution; they just offer an observation: no behavior happens without a trigger.

To which I say, “Yes, ditto.” Even if you’re unaware of them, triggers are setting your behavior in motion. Befriend them and you might find change a tad easier.

On the edge

Top Mistake #5 is blaming failures on lack of motivation. The tech lab’s solution? Make the behavior easier to do.

My solution? Make the behavior challenging and meaningful. And while you’re at it, think seriously about what ‘failure’ means to you.

Ever watch world-class athletes? Or gotten so engaged in something that you’ve lost all track of time? Then you’re familiar with what psychologists call