Thought of the Day

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I enjoyed reading Marshall Goldsmith’s book “Triggers: Creating Behaviour That Lasts“. The book helped me change a couple of habits and cut down on my smoking in a big way. (I am yet to write a review on the book!)

Today I came across this article published in hbr.org “To Achieve Big, Start with Small Habits” by Sabina Nawaz, a global CEO Coach, leadership keynote speaker, and writer working in over 26 countries. In the article, Nawaz advocates on starting small to achieve big.

How to Start Small?

More often than not, we set ourselves Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals (BHAG). But BHAG generates more stress in an already stressful environment in a VUCA World. So, why not focus on small goals, inculcate micro habits – habits so “ridiculously small” that we might be consider them not worth doing.

This really resonated with me. I have trying hard to inculcate the habit of “meditation” for some years now. I tried multiple times and failed. At last I took the “Headspace” Subscription with the intention of listening to the guided meditation before going to sleep. Sometimes I just go to sleep while listening and practising the guided meditation. Funny, eh?

But I am not being too tough on myself. And this has helped.

What are the micro-habits you think we all can inculcate? Does the idea of micro-habits resonate with you too?

Let us know in the comments below.

Amartya Dey, India

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