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This is a great quote by John Wooden, one of the most loved and respected coaches of all time.
Let’s think about it. How does it apply to triggers? If every day were our masterpiece, we would undoubtedly be very aware of our environment. As masters of our days, what if we could control our environment so it triggered our most desired behavior?
This would mean that instead of blocking us from our goals, the environment would propel us toward them. Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? It also sounds far-fetched.
First let’s clarify the term trigger:
A behavioral trigger is any stimulus that impacts our behavior.
Within this definition, there are six distinctions that will help improve our understanding of how triggers influence our behavior.
These six distinctions of behavioral triggers will help improve your understanding of how triggers influence your behavior.
Now it’s your turn. Try this exercise. It will make you smarter about specific behaviors you do every day and help you connect them directly to your behavioral successes and failures.
This little exercise will put you on the path to making every day your masterpiece, because no matter how extreme the circumstances, when it comes to our behavior we always have a choice to make it better!