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Outcome-Based Habits & Identity-Based Habits

Outcome-Based Habits & Identity-Based Habits

Imagining two people resisting cigarette. When offered a smoke, the first person says, “No thanks. I’m trying to quit.” The second person declines by saying, “No thanks. I’m not a smoker.”

 It’s a small difference, but this statement signals a shift in identity. Smoking was part of their former life, not their current one. They no longer identify as someone who smokes.

We never shift the way they look at ourselves, and we don’t realize that our old identity can sabotage our new plans for change.

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