Episode 303: Overcoming Bad Habits

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Kerry Patterson teaches us to be mindful of our friends and the impact they have to either motivate and enable us to do the right thing, or motivate and enable us to do the wrong thing. Likewise, the physical world is acting upon you in ways you don’t even realize. And because we don’t intuitively look to the physical world we miss a great opportunity to create and maintain change.

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Look at the physical world around you and how it is influencing you, because once you create those changes they become lasting.

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Six Sources of Influence

Source 1 – Personal Motivation – whether you want to do it.

Source 2 – Personal Ability – whether you can do it.

Source 3 – Social Motivation – whether other people encourage the right behaviors.

Source 4 – Social Ability – whether other people provide help, information or resources.

Source 5 – Structural Motivation – whether the environment encourages the right behaviors.

Source 6 – Structural Ability – whether the environment supports the right behaviors.

Six Sources Of Influence


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