by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter
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Now, how do we make triggers work for us?
Because our environmental factors are so often outside of our control, we may htink there is not much we can do about them, but fate is the hand of cards we've been dealt and Choice is how we play the hand.
"Our phone chrips, and we plance at the glowing screen instead of looking into the eyes of the person we love."
We feel regret's sharp sting when we reflect on the opportunities squandered, the choices deferred, the efforts not made, the talants never developed in our lives. Usually when its too late to do much about it.
If we do our job properly two things will happen:
We face three problems in introducing change into our lives:
We understand how much sleep we need, so why don't we do what we know it's good for us?
We put off going to bed at the intended time because we preffer to remain in our current environment playing videogames or warching tv, rather than move to a calm and boring place like the bedroom.
Getting a good night of sleep it's not something we deserve but rather something we must earn by developing better habits. We need to turn off the cellphone and turn in for the night.
They can be encouraging or discouraging
Encouraging push us to maintain or expand what we are doing while the discouraging does the opposite.
They can be Productive or Counteproductive
This is the most important distinction. Productive triggers push us towar becoming the person we want to be. Counterproductive triggers pull us away.
This expresses the timeless question between what we want and what we need. We want short therm gratification while we need long therm benefit.
If you're falling short on your goal, this simple excercise will tell you why. You're getting too much of what you want, not enough of what you need.
Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.
Forecasting is what we must do after acknowledging the environment's power over us. It comprises three interconnected stages: anticipation, avoidance and adjustment.
Am i willing
At this time
To make the investment required
To make a positive diffecence
On this topic?
That's all I needed to hear. He had done his private risk-reward analysis. He wasn't being a troll. In his mind he was doing good - and enjoying it.
If your motivation for a task or goal is in any way compromised (because you lack the skil, or don't take it seriously, or think that you've done so far is good enough) don't take it on. Find something else to show the world how much you care, not how little.
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