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Chapter 6: Motivation is Overrated; Environment Often Matters More


“Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior.”


“Small changes in context can lead to large changes in behavior over time.”


“Every habit is initiated by a cue. We are more likely to notice cues that stand out.”


“Make the cues of good habits obvious in your environment.”


“Gradually, your habits become associated not with a single trigger but with the entire context surrounding the behavior. The context becomes the cue.”


“It is easier to build new habits in a new environment because you are not fighting against old cues.”

Gianna Breidel
Gianna Breidel
Mar 13, 2023

I've been thinking about how to incorporate more vegetables into my diet since the new year, and this book sparked an idea. I took out my Rubbermaid party tray and filled it with cut veggies and fruits. My intention is to grab for this instead of salty snacks and refill this each week with my grocery order. So to make it obvious, attractive and accessible, I added "tray veggies" to my permanent grocery list, moved the cheese/meat/olives to another shelf and keep the tray where I usually grab for a quick bite.

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