And it's still something that I'm still learning, too.
The other night, I was brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed. I had to reach into the cabinet for something. As I did, I saw my floss sitting on one of the shelves. I quickly thought to myself: "man, you haven't flossed in weeks! What's the deal?" Quickly, the lightbulb went off:
Out of sight. Out of mind.
I've discovered that simply leaving my floss out on the counter where I can see it increases the likelihood that I will do it dramatically. I go from not flossing at all to flossing 90% of the time.
"We shape our houses, and afterwards our houses shape us." - Following Through
If you're anything like me, chances are there is SOME area of your life right now that you would like to improve. And I bet that sometimes you feel like you're banging your head against a wall, unable to figure out why you can't break through. Am I right?
Instead of trying to break the wall down with your head, take a step back and work to think smarter. How can you make it *easier* to follow through on your intentions?
My guess is that it all starts with your environment.