They say people don’t change, but author Sean Young’s upcoming book, “Stick With It,” examines the science behind doing just that—and making it stick.
Over the past fifteen years, Young has worked with the brightest minds in science to identify the psychological processes that affect behavioral change, and according to his book, his methods have achieved a “300 percent increase in lasting change for both individuals and groups.” In other words, by making use of Young’s techniques, you are three times as likely to be able to make a change in your life and permanently stick with it.
Why is this important? Just take a look at the way many people handle their health. Do they stick with their diets? Do they routinely take their needed medications? Do they exercise every week? How about finances? Or their relationship habits?
Allowing these important areas of our lives to go unexamined and uncontrolled is the source of a vast amount of pain and loss, but by forming positive habits, we can defeat the behaviors we once regarded as insurmountable obstacles.
To help you do this, let’s take a look at a few of Young’s suggestions on how we can create change and—just as importantly—stick with it.