20-second rule for 2017 Fri, Jan 06, 2017
Happy Friday Crusaders!
Have you started on your New Years resolution? A common habit that people have a problem with is learning how to start. One of the principals I will be trying this year is the "20-second rule." Yes, that is the same principle from The Happiness Advantage where Shawn Achor discusses the 20-second rule,
“I like to refer to this as the 20-Second Rule, because lowering the barrier to change by just 20 seconds was all it took to help me form a new life habit. In truth, it often takes more than 20 seconds to make a difference-and sometimes it can take much less-but the strategy itself is universally applicable: Lower the activation energy for habits you want to adopt, and raise it for habits you want to avoid. The more we can lower or even eliminate the activation energy for our desired actions, the more we enhance our ability to jump-start positive change.”
Try it with me this year and let's get the momentum going. Once we get started, it will be easier to keep going and thus success will be easier to achieve.