May 25, 2023
In this episode of the Finding Direction podcast, I share my four-step process for creating new habits. I emphasize the importance of getting clear on the habit, starting small, creating a reward, and tracking progress. I recommend using a visible tracking method, such as a calendar or daily planner, to monitor progress and stay motivated. I encourage you to implement these steps in your life to create new habits that will lead to a more fulfilling and purposeful life.
What We Discuss:
Four Steps to Create a New Habit [00:00:26]
Stu Massengill shares his four steps to create a new habit, including getting clear on the habit, starting small, creating a reward, and tracking progress.
Importance of Starting Small [00:05:26]
Stu Massengill emphasizes the importance of starting small when creating a new habit, using the example of flossing once a week instead of every day.
Tracking Habits [00:08:23]
Stu Massengill highlights the importance of tracking habits as the most important step in creating a new habit.
Creating a way to track new habits [00:08:47]
Stu Massengill explains the importance of tracking new habits and suggests ways to do it, such as using a calendar, a daily planner, or sticky notes.
Reflecting on progress [00:10:15]
Stu Massengill emphasizes the importance of reflecting on progress when building new habits and suggests looking back at the end of the month to see how many times the habit was achieved.
Four steps to building new habits [00:10:56]
Stu Massengill summarizes the four steps to building new habits: getting clear on the habit, starting small, giving yourself a reward, and finding a way to track progress every day.
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