Pull The Trigger...

Happy Election Day!

That's about as far as I'll go with my political opinion :)

Today I wanted to talk about a concept that I think if you can master, you'll be ahead of 99% of people. 

Hear me out...

Answer yes or no to these questions:

Should you brush your teeth?

Should you exercise?

Should you get your vegetables in?

Hopefully, you answer yes to all three of those, right?

Well, why does one of them get one more often (hopefully) than the others?

Trigger. 

Each morning when you wake up you pull the trigger (going to the bathroom, showering, etc) that it's time to brush your teeth. 

Now it's just part of your routine. 

You probably have a similar routine at night. 

Well, can't we just duplicate that for exercise and nutrition? 

We all know we should eat healthy and exercise. 

That's not the problem. 

It's behavioral psychology. 

We just need to make those things a habit. 

So, how can we make exercise and healthy eating a habit so we don't have to think about it?

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Change your environment. Do you find yourself making the same poor choices in the same place (in the office, on the couch after dinner)? It sounds simple, but all you have to do is change your environment, and the craving will probably go away. Because it's usually not a craving, it's a habit. 

2. Pick the desired trigger that you now associate with exercise. For example, are you trying to get it in before work? If so, really put an emphasis on the "morning commute" is the morning commute to the gym. Or when you brush your teeth, you're brushing your teeth to get ready for the gym. Put your gym clothes in your bag next to your keys, etc. T

These all seem like really simple concepts, but here's my question...

Are you doing them?

So here's my goal for you today. 

Do something tomorrow that triggers a positive action and reply and let me know what it is. 

1% better, right?

I'll be back tomorrow to share a new concept I'm really enjoying that I think you'll benefit from greatly. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling