Minisode Monday #43 | Implementation Intentions


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In this Minisode Monday, guest James Clear rejoins us to talk about how pre-commitment (aka implementation intentions) can make following through with a plan more likely.

The Cheat Sheet:
  • "Amateurs do things when it's easy -- when they feel motivated to do them. Professionals do things on a schedule." -James Clear
  • Pre-commitment (aka implementation intentions) is the idea that if you lay out a plan for implementing your behavior with a very specific time, place, and location, you're much more likely to follow through.
  • In one particular study, ninety percent of the group that made made a pre-commitment with implementation intentions were compliant with their goal.
  • Discover how Jordan uses the pre-commitment to implementation intentions in his own schedule to get what some consider an outrageous amount of things done every week. (This applies to work as well as leisure.)
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