Wanna change a habit? Use THIS principle…
strategy to naturally increase motivation
Do you remember the children’s story The Three Bears?
Let me refresh your memory…
📚 STORY TIME: Once upon a time a little girl named Goldilocks tasted 3 different bowls of porridge and found that she liked porridge that is not too hot, not too cold, but one that is “JUST RIGHT.”
Cute story but how does this relate to habit change & motivation?
Well let me tell you…
If you want to change a habit & take action that’s too hard or too easy…
YOU. WILL. NOT. BE. SUCCESSFUL.
INSTEAD YOU MUST FIND THE “JUST RIGHT” MIDDLE GROUND.
✨ Actions that are too CHALLENGING can be overwhelming and lead to frustration & quitting.
✨ Actions that are too EASY can be boring and lead to apathy & quitting.
✨ Actions that are MIDDLE GROUND are challenging yet totally doable. That’s a motivating combo. 💥 💥 💥
SPARK MOTIVATION USING THE GOLDILOCKS PRINCIPLE
Fill in the blanks…
Habit I want to work on: __________________________
Easiest action I can take: __________________________
Most challenging action I can take: __________________________
Middle Ground Action: __________________________
(this is just right! goldilocks!)
REAL LIFE EXAMPLE:
Habit I want to work on: late night grazing after dinner
Easiest action: eat same stuff, but do it more mindfully
Most challenging action: eat nothing after dinner
Middle Ground Action (goldilocks!): plan one dessert right after dinner to satisfy cravings & signal doneness (this is just right!)
INSPIRED ACTION (a.k.a. HOMEWORK):
This week, pick a habit that you want to work on and take MIDDLE GROUND ACTION (goldilocks!) that feels JUST RIGHT. You’ll be way more motivated to stick to that habit. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy the process too. 💫
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