Fast Tears – What Is A Behavior Loop?

Do you ever feel trapped?  Enough to cry about it?  I felt trapped by stupid behavior that always seemed just out of my control.  If you’ve ever felt like that – read on…

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The majority of your day is ran on autopilot. Habits, routine, the daily grind; whatever you call it. It’s a good system to keep things from overwhelming us, but it can also lead us into behaviors we don’t like.  Trapping us.

Here’s how it works – I use the acrostic TEAR to help us remember –

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How Willpower Works

Trying to get your life back?

I just added the first of a YouTube exclusive video series about How Willpower Works.

In this series, I will cover a different way to learn self-control, 3 steps to make it stronger, and 5 speed-bumps you’re encounter on the way.

Each segment is between 5-10 minutes – short, sweet, & to the point.

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– Travis

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I Will Power Through – Willpower in the New Year

Think of Dec. 31 as a reset button. The New Year always brings about a sense of empowerment for me.  It’s just another ordinary day, but something about starting the calendar over gives some kind of permission to start myself over as well.

Last year, I decided to not wait until the new year to start my new self. I knew that if I waited, if I continued my habits, I would be unsuccessful just as I had been for the several preceding years. Instead, I made October 1st my “new me” date.

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Stop Setting Goals

We all have some ideas floating around in our head; specifically the things you want to do in 2015 that have eluded you so far.

Have you set a goal, or written down what you want?

Research & Experts

As Michael Hyatt wrote last year – “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, did a study on goal-setting with 267 participants. She found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.”

Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, and more – global leaders in the field of getting stuff done – all teach this.

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Why So Serious?

You love funny stuff. Even when the topic is as serious as your everlasting soul (I’m looking at you, Jon Acuff).

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Some people see self-control the same way they see religion – with a very serious “yesyesgoodadvice; I ought to do something about that” frown-y face.

But it’s really not that serious.  In fact, the system in your brain that creates laughter and the one that creates habits are one-in-the-same! Betcha didn’t know that!

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According to Dr. Alex Lickerman, MD here – “We’re signaling ourselves that whatever horrible thing we’ve just encountered isn’t really as horrible as it appears, something we often desperately want to believe.”  As far as I can tell – that’s the good doctor’s real name.

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