So new habits … have to be engineered. You’ve got to figure out those hacks that keep you going even when the willpower reserves are low, the alarm doesn’t go off, the gym is closed for the day, the stress got to you, that unexpected bill came up, and on and on.
You have to engineer for those scenarios.
And the best way to notice all those scenarios … those triggers … is to observe them when they happen and then plan your way around them. Every failure is an opportunity to setup up a robust habit … a robust new year’s resolution. So instead of getting frustrated, turn each one into a hack that strengthens your ability to succeed at your new year’s resolution.
Why don’t you start now? Why didn’t your new year’s resolution happen on day one or day two? What do you put in place now to make sure those triggers don’t get you on day three?