Thoughts & Observations

Habits, Control, and Confidence

One of the powerful effects of developing a new habit is that it makes you feel in control.

The fact that through sheer will and choice you can take a daily vitamin or hit the gym a few times a week or eat at least one serving of veggies a day doesn’t just make you feel better because those habits in and of themselves are healthy, it makes you feel better because those habits give you a strong sense of your own agency – your ability to make things happen.

Regaining a sense that your actions lead to impact gives you renewed confidence, and that renewed confidence gives you the fuel you need to tackle things much bigger than popping a vitamin.