Breaking a habit or creating a new habit is difficult. That’s why New Year’s resolutions are so tough to create.
Our “lean” manager Steve Roberts shared some psychology that he learned recently by listening to a sermon.
The speaker was talking about the 3 P’s: Perspective, Priority, and Practice.
According to the speaker, the mistake that we make is that we begin to practice before we align our thoughts.
Steve explained it this way:
- If we want to change our practice, we can’t just dive right in and expect it to stick for a long period. We first need to make it a priority.
- But to make something a priority, we must have an aligned perspective about the situation, facts, or judgment.
- Therefore, with an aligned perspective and priority, the practice that we ultimately want will occur with less internal resistance.
To make a change stick, it is important to commit to the change – that’s a priority. To make a priority, the logic for change must be compelling – that’s perspective.
Change that is entered on a whim won’t take hold. Change that is considered in advance and supported by conviction has a chance.