Yes, you’ve tried to change those bad habits before. And failed. But you haven’t tried this yet. And I know — you’re skeptical. But give me 5 minutes and you might change your mind. And change that bad habit — finally.

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First — how do you feel about rules?

And yes —

You can start your watch.

I have 5 minutes starting now.

If you’re not convinced that you need to try this new approach by then, just quit reading.

OK.

So — why start with rules?

Because rules affect habits.

So if you really want to finally change that bad habit —

The place to start is by asking yourself how you feel about rules.

So ask yourself a question:

Do I work best —

  • Within the rules that others make for me?
  • By my own rules?
  • By some rules — if they make sense?
  • With no rules at all?

Seriously.

Ask yourself this question, now.

Take a moment to analyze your relationship with rules.

Because if you’ve never done this before — intentionally — it’s no wonder you’ve never been able to break that bad habit.

Or develop good habits.

Because your relationship with rules is the key to habit formation — good or bad.

So if you’ve never intentionally asked yourself this question in the context of habit change —

And you find this question intriguing —

Keep reading.

Otherwise, get back to your bad habits.

No-one is stopping you.

Next — watch this brief video.

So if you’re still with me, take 18 minutes to watch this intriguing video by rising star and change expert Gretchen Rubin.

You’ll be glad you did.

And then stay tuned for how to finally change that bad habit —

Or develop some good ones.

Then — take the quiz.

Would you like to determine whether you’re an:

  • Obliger
  • Questioner
  • Rebel
  • or and Upholder?

Take the quiz here.

And finally — Get started.

It’s easy to hate a bad habit or wish for a good one —

And yet never get started on making the change.

So the last thing today is to watch this very brief (3 minute) video on getting started.

And if you’d like some help laying out a strategy for getting started on habit change that really works, feel free to drop me a line at mark@marknewtonpdx.com.

I’ll be glad to respond to you and give you some additional resources.