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Jan 8, 2019

Jim Rohn said, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

We can do a lot of things when we feel enthusiastic and motivated, but eventually that motivation wanes, and it comes down to the strength of our habits. Willpower is limited, and by the end of an exhausting day, when we are tired from working and making decisions, our willpower isn't as strong. This means we need additional tools to help us be successful. 

This week, I'm talking about four strategies you can use to develop new habits that will serve you as you chase your dreams this year:

  1. Our brains like to make things easy on us. To avoid making lots of decisions, we do somethings out of habit. That can work for us, or against us, depending on if that habit serves us.
  2. You can use habit stacking to pair an existing habit with a habit you want to develop. You do this by telling yourself, every time I do THIS, I will do THAT. ("Every morning when I brush my teeth, I will take my prescription medications."
  3. You can use the think-feel-do model to adjust your behavior. At any point along the way, you can choose to change either the think, the feel, or the do to change the entire equation. Change your thoughts to change your feeling, which changes your actions. You control your thoughts, which means you can choose how to think about it, and what you think controls your behaviors.
  4. Work backwards. Look at what you want to accomplish and spend time thinking about where you get tripped up. Then look for solutions to addressing that problem.


About your Podcast Host:

Coach Kim explores topics that will help you power up your life so that you can design a life you love. If you are ready to think, feel, train and live like a champion, tune in for expert interviews and real talk that will give you the tools and courage you need to chase your dreams.

Coach Kim Peek is a fitness and real-food enthusiast who is also a theater-mom, dog-mom and breast cancer survivor. Kim has a number of coaching certifications including: ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Healthy Running. She is certified to teach a variety of fitness formats, and is constantly studying movement, motivation and other wellness topics to unlock success secrets for her audience. Kim is also a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist.

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