Some of you may not be aware that, behind the scenes, I’ve been running a private invitation-only program called Hack the Habit, where a small group of HtS readers are collaborating with accountability partners to change their behaviors and install one new habit in 30 days.
The first group just finished, and the results are in. Check out some of the responses from a survey I asked participants to complete.
When I asked: “What was your goal? How was your success completing the goal during the last 30 days? Did you find yourself achieving more than you have achieved in the past?”
Participants said things like:
When I asked: “Did your accountability partner offer enough support? Mention an experience where they did help, and one when they could have helped more.”
One reader responded:
Another person said…
Honestly, I LOVE seeing this type of feedback. It just confirms that with perseverance and a little help from our friends, we can accomplish any goal, or create any habit.
It also makes me feel great about myself. So that’s always a plus.
According to the preliminary analysis, 80% of participants in the Hack the Habit program successfully accomplished their goal over the 30-day period.
But it’s not all roses. As with any challenge, some people did not complete their goal successfully. There are lots of reasons why creating a new habit is hard:
- Not picking the correct “micro-habit”
- Not setting aside a specific time/day to work on the habit
- Trying to use “willpower” rather than automation
- Not being truly ready to change
Here’s a question for you: If you work for 30 days to install a new habit, and it doesn’t work, what do you do?
Do you throw up your hands in exasperation and say, “Ugh, I knew I’d never be able to ______.”
Or do you stop, evaluate the process, identify the weaknesses in your approach and try again?
As hundreds of people just found out in Hack the Habit, the process for habit change is proven, and predictable. You just have to follow the steps.
Now, the good news: I’m opening Hack the Habit back up
What habit do YOU want to build in 30 days?
- Lose weight?
- Write every day?
- Make more money?
- Learn programming?
- Learn a new language?
- Start playing guitar again?
- Spend more time with your loved ones?
The possibilities are endless. Just pick one.
I’ll set you up with an accountability partner, and together, we’ll help you achieve it.
Registration closes on Friday, 2/28 and the next group starts the program Monday, 3/3.
You can sign up below.
I can’t wait to see you there.