Pull The Trigger On Change
How can we enhance our #personalproductivity, an essential skill in uncertain & volatile economic times? One approach is to deliberately develop your #selfdiscipline ‘muscles’ with selective ‘triggers’.
We act on triggers all the time already. We see a red dot with a number on our email app icon and we check our email. Someone reaches out their hand and we do too to shake. It’s conditioning & could be voluntary or imposed, accidental or deliberate, personal or societal, helpful or hindering (particularly that email trigger!).
To be more effective, we need more of the voluntary, deliberate, personal, & helpful.
We need to start small, in the target zone in the diagram below – barely outside our comfort zone where it’s not quite easy & we’re barely motivated enough. Through practice & repetition, the behaviour becomes embedded.
There’s obviously a lot more to it, too much for a LinkedIn post. But the ‘When I –> Then I’ll…’ technique has certainly helped my #personaleffectiveness, especially when I piggyback desired new behaviours onto existing ones that are already embedded.
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