“It’s all your fault!”
Do you know anyone who is always complaining, but has an excuse for everything?
Always pointing fingers at others. Blaming others for their problems?
Chances are, they doesn’t understand this simple truth:
When you blame others for your problems, you give away all your power.
Better to turn that finger around, the one you used to to point at everyone else, and point it at yourself.
By taking responsibility, you empower yourself.
Taking responsibility is the beginning of learning and growth. When you take responsibility, failure ceases to be failure.
Instead, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow.
This benefits everyone.
Most of all you (if you’re a chronic complainer who used to have an excuse for everything).
Changing your behavior is the hardest things you will ever do.
Or is it? Could it be easier than we think? Maybe — if you know how.
The science of behavior design
One of the top experts on behavior design is Dr. BJ Fogg, who runs the persuasive technology lab at Stanford University. He’s developed a model that shows three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur:
- Ability, and
- A Trigger
When a desired behavior does not occur, then one of these three elements is missing. So the trick to changing your behavior is to make sure all three elements are there. And you want to start small and grow from there.
An easy way to get the results you’re seeking
Ask any wellness consultant, and they’ll claim they know how to help you change your behavior, but few move beyond lip service, because few really know how to achieve the desired results.
That’s a shame—because, as someone who desires to get and stay healthy—there is nothing more important you can do than change your behavior—to stop the bad, unhealthy behaviors like smoking, eating fried foods, and excess sugars, and start more of the healthy behaviors like preparing your own food, and exercising at least 30 minutes every day.
Many of the ways we’ve been trained to change our behavior don’t work because they’re too complicated, and they rely on will power which has proven time and again to be ineffective. Until now….
Introducing ‘Influencer: The Power to Change Anything’
Heart disease doesn’t occur in a vacuum. It is caused by complications that arise from a variety of factors including diabetes and obesity. If you have a body mass index of 30% or more, you are not alone. Chances are you suffer from insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.
Obesity and Diabetes Statistics:
- 1 in 3 Americans are obese (defined by 30% of BMI).
- 1 in 12 are diabetic (with another 3 in 12 displaying symptoms of insulin resistance or pre-diabetes).
Both obesity and diabetes have reached epidemic proportions. It is a shame, because this “epidemic” is caused primarily by poor nutrition and the lack of understanding about the role of fats in our western diet. In order to better understand where we’ve been and where we’re going it might be useful to look back at the history of nutritional guidelines.