Do you have any habits you’d like to change? Would you like to stop procrastinating, overeating, overspending, smoking, or wasting time on meaningless stuff?
Picture a balance, like the “Scales of Justice” you’ve seen in those courtroom TV shows. It’s an instrument for determining relative weight that has a fulcrum at the center, with a plate on either side.
On one side, imagine Your Why-To’s. These are your internal motives or Reasons Why to do something. On the other side, imagine Your Why-Not-To’s – your internal Reasons Why Not to do something.
Let me give you an example from your own life. Why did you buy the last personal growth program you bought? The answer is: because you perceived that there were more Benefits or Why-To’s than Why-Not-To’s or Cost of doing so.
Your Why-To’s of buying personal growth programs might include:
What about your Why-Not-To’s? While it may not be obvious at first, your perceived Why-Not-To’s might include:
Your mind is like an infinite weighing machine — every moment, your mind is weighing your perceived Benefit against your perceived Cost of doing any behavior, habit or activity you can think of.
Can you see that every decision you make, every habit you form, is fundamentally built upon your perceived Why-To’s and Why-Not-To’s?
These habits include:
All of these daily habits originated with your Why-To’s and Why-Not-To’s.
In fact, every decision you’ve ever made was originally formed by your internal Why-To’s and Why-Not-To’s: the reasons why you thought you SHOULD do the thing vs. the reasons you thought you SHOULDN’T do that thing.
Take Action Challenge:
Understand your Why-To’s and Why-Not-To’s — because it’s the first step to understanding your habits.
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Noah St. John, Inventor of Afformations®
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