They don’t realize that every day they show up they’re building momentum. They are moving closer and closer to a breakthrough or inflection point.
We usually make effort unsustainable. For example:
But when it comes to developing and maintaining a new habit, frequency matters more than intensity.
Peer pressure works. And a good support network shows us that change is possible.
Hang out with pals who have the habit you want. Across many different kinds of behavior (voting, smoking, weight loss and weight gain, happiness, etc), people are very meaningfully affected by the behaviors of other people to whom they’re connected.
Planning ahead is the trick to not getting thrown off by unfamiliar situations.
Because there are so many variables that can affect our ability to stick with new behaviors, planning ahead is the best way to build up the consistency we need for the habit to stick.