The Habits Scorecard: Use This Simple Exercise to Discover Which Habits You Should Change | James Clear - Deepstash
Pointing-and-Calling your habits

Pointing-and-Calling is so effective because it raises the level of awareness from a nonconscious habit to a more conscious level.

Because the train operators must use their eyes, hands, mouth, and ears, they are more likely to notice problems before something goes wrong.

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The Habit‘s Scorecard

To create your own Habits Scorecard, start by making a list of your daily habits.

Once you have a full list, look at each behavior, and ask yourself, “Is this a good habit, a bad habit, or a neutral habit?” If it is a good habit, write “+” next to it. If it is a bad habit, write “”. If it is a neutral habit, write “=”.

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Generally speaking, good habits will have net positive outcomes. Bad habits have net negative outcomes.

If you’re still having trouble determining how to rate a particular habit, here is a question I like to use: “Does this behavior help me become the type of person I wish to be? Does this habit cast a vote for or against my desired identity?”

  • Habits that reinforce your desired identity are usually good.
  • Habits that conflict with your desired identity are typically bad.

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