When it comes to forming good habits, good people mean well. They wake up feeling positive and this enthusiasm impacts their day, so why not share? After all, their hearts are big enough that they want you to succeed, too.
And popular news sites recognize a clickable headline when they see one.
But good intentions can never replace good science, reminds Marialane Schultz, CEO of Innovative Outcomes Consulting. “And to make it worse, when people believe and act on these myths, it leads them to continue to struggle with establishing and maintaining beneficial habits. We see it all the time with our clients.”
Instead, Schultz encourages people to tune into the right information: what the science says about adopting habits. To help with that goal, she has collaborated with psychologist and executive coach Ali Navidi, Psy.D., to not only identify what works but to share his RIM™ model as an important tool for ensuring that the habits stick over the long haul. Stay tuned for this upcoming white paper, The Habits Mindset–The art and science behind habits that stick, releasing this week, which will certainly put those seeking to break habits and form better ones on the right path.
And there’s still more good news on this front. Check out this sampling of findings about habit creation:
The good news is, the science leads to results, so you aren’t losing a thing by ditching these myths. Indeed, you are about to embrace success.
Marialane Schultz is the founder of IOCI. She helps individuals and organizations perform at their best, do meaningful work and be impactful through customized coaching and consulting engagements.