Let’s say you want start working out. Initially, you’re really excited about making a positive change to your life.You tempted to make this habit stick in the past and failed, but this time it gonna be different. You set your alarm super early , you wake up, you lace up your running shoes and you hit your workout The first few days are like clockwork You wake up early, you workout. You wake up early and you workout. But then, life gets in the way. You have a late night of drinking with co-workers, you go on vacation. Something bump you off your routine. All the sudden this attempt lines up with every other previous failed attempt. You do not have a healthy habit that sticks So what went wrong That’s why I want to talk about in today video . But real quick, I’m actually making a course, it’s a 3 weeks course on habit changes and if you like the video that I made here on youtube, then I think you really gonna like this, I think you gonna get a lot of value from it So, just go to… … sign up and I will let you know right it gonna become available. Okay, back to the video. So, recently I sat down to talk with Nate Green. He’s an author and fitness expert that have been featured on both Tim Ferriss’s blog as well as Men’s Health. Nate:” We spend a lot of time on a lot of researches looking into how do people change”. According to Nate, one of the reason we fail is because we don’t truly understand behavior of psychology. But simply, we don’t get how our brain really work, so we get super ambitious and super excited about making a change in our life and we set really high expectation for ourselves and when everything falls apart we wonder Why didn’t that work. Nate dove into deep details about how we can actually make changes in our life that stick for the long run The way that I look at like behavioral change and I turning into knowledge and the actions is like what is just the basic that I need to know about this. What the skills that I need to know How do I break those skills down into small practices and then how I can make it so easy that it’s almost embarrassing, like anyone can do that We work with the new client and they have a new habit and the habit is to … let’s say Go to the gym three times a week. A good coach or someone that know behavioral change, what those do is shrink that change, especially for something new to the client ,right? So instead of go to the gym 3 times per week we ask them a question like on scale of 1 to 10 how confidence are you that you can actually go to the gym 3 times a week Think about your schedule, think about what you have going on, look at the next week and if the client answer anything less than 7 or less like 1:not confidence, 10:very confidence to 7 or less, we shrink it. How about 2 days a week Uhm…7. How about 1 day a week Oh I can do that, that’s F*** easy. Anyone can go to the gym 1 day a week. And that’s the habit that we start with And that’s the only thing we measure for a couple of weeks or a month Are you consistently going to the gym and doing this one workout, one day per week? And it seem like just a small change, but for someone who never is worked out before, if they consistently go to the gym one day a week that’s 52 workouts in a year, when they may have done zero beforehand, and overtime that builds up into a instinct whereas our life were totally different than it was 2 ago And it feel like nothing much have changed, but the same time everything has F*** changed. So I think a lot of people see those who are incredibly fit they got the impact abs or they built a successful business and you think that it requires a lot of complexity to get there. But in reality, what they done is layer on knowledge. It starts with just enough in the beginning. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself and overcomplicate things. Because all you need to do is create consistency in your life,… first. You can add complexity later, but for now try to keep things simple.