Behavior change is key to achieving any goal or outcome we want. Experts often make this sound so simple, yet for many of us it can feel incredibly hard to accomplish.
Goals like losing weight, boosting health, being more productive, or increasing income all rely on developing new behaviors. We can’t achieve something new by doing what we’ve always done.
The thing is that to develop new habits, we also need to break an old one.
It is said that to break a habit, it takes 21 days. But to sustainably build a new behavior is a whole different story.
This is where many of us come unstuck. We only have to take a look at the statistics surrounding New Years resolutions to see this.
A 2018 study by Colombia University found that 80% of New Year’s resolutions had failed before the end of February.
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