a) training people on what to do (if they're already motivated)
b) modifying environment
c) minimising action
- sensory (pleasure <—> pain)
- anticipation (hope <—> fear)
- social (belonging <—> rejection)
(I haven't read his Tiny Habits book yet, but it's on my Kindle—but this was when I knew it was next up on my reading.)
So here's the rest of the good stuff I picked up from the podcast…
(Which of course is right in line with the dopamine theory of addiction, which is in one sense are habits with a particularly strong hold.)
Communities like either or both are part of the “environment” that’s critical to any personal change.
Basically changing alone is hard.
My favourite part: Fogg proposal for stopping habits you don’t want is to NOT start by trying to replace them—but rather start by creating new habits you DO want: start by increasing your own confidence that you can change—and get better at it.
- can you remove the trigger? (work on environment)
- can you make it harder to do? (work on action)
- can you reduce your willingness to do it? (work on motivation)
Also, an interesting point: if you’re reading his book, Tiny Habits, and you like visuals, start at the end, where they are. (His publisher told him to put them there.)
“A well-told story in some ways is the only persuasion tactic for which we don't have good defences.”
“Cause-and-effect relationships in stories are a technology for transmitting cause-and-effect relationships within communities and through the generations.”
😶Identity: personal story
🏘Culture: shared story
🛋Therapy: help with retelling your identity story
❓Meaning: your identity story in relation to reality
I touched on this 3 years ago docayomide.com/story-view-man…