Monday, November 23, 2015

The Anatomy of Changing a Habit

We can change and shift our habit in the moment of reflection. Here’s how:

  • Define the Cue: Realize or define the hook and where it comes from. Cues can come from different places like time, location and people. Be consciously aware about such triggers, and you can shift and redefine it.
  • Define the Reward: It is the “Why” that pulls us like a magnet. Find the strong purpose that draws you towards the dream. Define the reward that is attached with the habit that pulls you through.
  • Expectation Association: It is the path or the norms that is expected by the society. Many times it is the path of mediocrity. Be aware of the expectation that you associate with; so we can shift above and beyond it.
  • Belief Community: It is the community or the people that you surround yourself with. In order to shift your expectations, you have to surround yourself with like-minded people that understand your values and will help pull through.