Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Renew your habit

Dream is a never-ending topic for me. I strongly believe that everyone has at least one dream she/he want to achieve badly. But the thing is, not everyone know how to preparing their selves in order to achieve it.

We really need to organize our dream, mapping it, & plan some strategies to make it happen. But do not expect to achieve it quickly. Because you know lah, even instant noodle take 5 minutes before it ready to served.
The desire to achieve results quickly fools you into thinking that the result is a prize.

So, since I know that dream must be organized, I start to arranging my own strategy. Creating much of visual reminders that keep me anxious. But one day, I read an e-book which tell me to start with habit change if you really want to achieve those great goals.

Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you—the shift in daily habits that would mean a re–invention of how you see yourself. —Seth Godin

It turns out that we have to break our dream into pieces of habit, stick with it, and achieve it slowly. But wait, starting a new habit is not an easy thing, right? But don't worry guys, everything takes time kok. The e-book tell me to start the habit changes with trigger. The trigger can be anything that you never fail to do everyday. For example, let's say you want to start a new habit to do sport everyday. So you can use "wake up" as a trigger for you to start doing push up, sit up, or anything.

“make it so easy that you can’t say no.”

Choose an easy trigger that makes you feel like your new habit is a routines for you. In the beginning, performance doesn't matter. What does matter is becoming the type of person who always sticks to your new habit - not matter how small or significant it seems.

Want to start an easy change? I dare you to be a happier person (because I really hate seeing an unhappy person). But don't worry guys. I give you my secret (not so, actually. Because I've written it before) trigger to be a happier person. The trigger is "waking up". The new habit that you have to start is smiling as sincere as you possibly can do. Smile is an easy thing right? You couldn't say no, kay? (:

Smiling help to camouflage your brain that you have a terribly good mood. So, when your brain got your intrigue, it's all set.

To celebrate some of my new habit change, I have prepared this visual reminder template for you guys (if you want to start your own habit change). I also put my challenge for you on the first list (I really want everybody to be a happy person). So, let's start a new good habit, good people! (:

Download link:
- Renew your habit + trigger
- Renew your habit, weekly


  1. Selain pemicu, terkadang manusia juga butuh semacam pencapaian(prestasi) sama penghargaan ki. Walaupun "Habit" tersebut bisa dijadikan pencapaian itu sendiri.

    Kalo aku biasanya, ditiap apa yang dilakukan(dan sukses) mesti tak kasih poin. Ketika poin udah terkumpul dengan jumlah tertentu nanti bisa nuker poin sama apa yang diinginkan. Kalo ndak salah istilahnya gamifikasi. Macem mainan foursquare dapet badges :D.

  2. Yes, the reward, right? It actually written on the e-book. 3 R of habit change : Reminder (trigger), Routine (the behaviour itself), and Reward (the benefit).

    This post itself is actually a reward of my achievement. We can choose to share the benefit for the others, right?


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