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Triggers: An Overview

Triggers: An Overview

Triggers are stimuli that prompt a behavioural reaction. They can be beliefs, behaviours, or environments. Identifying triggers is useful in all interpersonal relationships and will help you to achieve success at work and home. It’s also important to know how to identify them and anticipate their changes so that you can be the best version of yourself as well as build stronger relationships with others.

To change your behaviour for the better, you need to want to change and be willing to take responsibility for yourself.  


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Be A Wolf!

Be A Wolf!

Despite having a good life, enriched in all areas – the negative environment can impose depressive behaviour. Even these situations can have a positive effect if the person is willing to see beyond the challenging nature of things.

The cause of pain is often self-created, don’t become a vic...


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The Solution: Six Questions To Ask Yourself

The Solution: Six Questions To Ask Yourself

Daily self-monitoring, through 6 “active”/engaging questions – questions that measure our effort, not our results:

  • Did I do my best to set clear goals?
  • Did I do my best to make progress towards goal achievement?
  • Did I do my best to find meaning?
  • Did I do my best...


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Common Triggers: Belief

Common Triggers: Belief

If I understand, I will do. Just because people understand what to do doesn’t ensure that they will actually do it.

I have willpower and won’t give in to temptation. We not only overestimate willpower, we chronically underestimate the power of triggers in o...


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Other Common Triggers

Other Common Triggers

I won’t get distracted and nothing unexpected will occur. When we make plans for the future, we seldom plan on distractions.

An epiphany will suddenly change my life. An epiphany implies that change can arise out of a sudden burst of insight and willpower.


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The Habit Of Winning Has A Bad Side

The Habit Of Winning Has A Bad Side

Being too used to an environment may become risky and make you vulnerable in front of unexpected triggers. A good example is represented by successful people. Used to winning, they risk mismanaging their emotions when faced with environmental triggers.

Five questions we should all ask ourse...


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Fate is the hand of cards we’ve been dealt. Choice is how we play the hand.



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Self-discipline refers to achieving desirable behaviour. Self-control refers to avoiding undesirable behaviour



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Overnight Changes

Overnight Changes

Overnight changes are a myth. Success is a sport. To achieve success, we have to practice every day. We have to build something great by making small efforts every day, efforts like these:

  • Commitment.
  • Motivation.
  • Self-discipline.
  • Self-control.
  • Patience.


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We Have A Choice

We Have A Choice

We are surrounded by those kinds of triggers, which appear to be relentless and omnipresent – a cake that makes us forget the warnings about sugar content, a song that distracts us from a conversation.

All these modify our behaviour in less than a second. The good news is that WE HAVE A CHO...


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People Who Need to Change Often Resist It

People Who Need to Change Often Resist It

Changing behaviour is difficult because people often don’t realize which behaviours they need to change or how their environment impacts those behaviours. People resist change due to overconfidence in their willpower, a belief that their behaviour isn’t as bad as others, and magical thinking that...


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A Trigger is a problem only if your response to it creates a problem.



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The Wheel Of Change Model

The Wheel Of Change Model

  • Creating = Positive/Change
  • Preserving = Positive/Keep
  • Eliminate = Negative/Change
  • Accepting = Negative/Keep

In order to understand how triggers influence our behaviour, we look at these six key clues:

  • A behavioural trigger can b...


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Always appreciate the time you get, because you never know how much longer it`ll last.

Changing our habits and behaviour, using awareness.

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