Magnetic Habits

Imagine that you want to exercise more.

So, you decide to hit the gym three times a week.

That’s a reasonable plan — if you like going to the gym.

If you don’t, it will only put you in a constant uphill battle.

You’ll have to rely on willpower, which rarely works over time.

And if you think about it, there are countless other ways to exercise.

You can run, bike, swim, dance, skip rope, play frisbee, do yoga, or something else entirely.

So, why not pick something that you enjoy?

If you deliberately choose magnetic habits — behaviors that you’re naturally drawn to — you’ll be much more likely to do them.

That might seem obvious, but it’s surprisingly easy to overlook.

So, before you create a new habit, always ask yourself:

What’s the most magnetic version of this behavior?

That way, you won’t have to push yourself to do your habits.

Instead, you can leave it to the habits to pull you in.

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