What habit are you ready to kick – or to kickstart into motion?
We can take a number of actions to support habit development: create a tracking tool, set up our environment for success, secure an accountability partner.
But there’s one crucial component needed even before any of those actions if we want our new habit to stick.
This week, believe in your ability to follow through.
In his excellent book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg writes:
“For a habit to stay changed, people must believe the change is possible.”
Envision what you will feel like after 3 months of engaging your new habit.
Look for an example of another habit you’ve kept – like brushing your teeth before bed – to prove to yourself you can develop new habits.
And don’t forget to celebrate your milestones along the way!
Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC, is the Practical + Purposeful Coach for Achievers! Join our email community for coaching tips, book recommendations, and more!