How do you change your habits?

According to Dr B.J.Fogg [Read More] who developed and taught a behavioural model which suggests that for you to change your habits, you have to change your Behaviour [B], and to do that Three things must be present at the same time, Motivation [M], Ability [A] and a Trigger [T]

B = M AT


Motivation is the word derived from the word ‘motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individuals.

It is the process of stimulating people to actions to accomplish the goals.

According to Dr Edward Dici – Motivation is the energy for action – When we are highly motivated, we have a strong desire or energy to take action.


Ability in the Fogg model relates to how difficult or hard the activity is to perform. The harder or more complex it is to do the less likely people are to do it.


The Trigger is the critical component of the model and without it the behaviour will not change.

When there is motivation and ability but no trigger – no behavioural change.

In order to change behaviour, we need to find a suitable trigger

What is the required outcome

Dr Fogg suggests that to change behaviour we need to decide on the outcome we desire. Then we need to identify the behaviours that will deliver that outcome. From there we can work out how to change our habits by linking the change to existing behaviours – pick something which you do by habit already and every time you do that, you now also do this – make each step small and easy to perform – Dr Fogg also suggests celebrating each time the new activity is done.

If the task is easy – you need less motivation and therefore you are more likely to do it.

Link new behaviour to a current habit

By linking the new required behaviour to existing behaviours will make it much more likely that you will change your behaviour – Dr Fogg suggests using a simple format

After I do… [existing behaviour]

I will do … [new behaviour]


Dr Fogg also suggest that you need to reward yourself each time you do the new behaviour by a simple quick celebration – a ‘fist pump’ for example!

World Class

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To be World Class – it is down to Attitude, Skills, Knowledge – we have just given you some new knowledge by describing a technique

A skill is being able to do the technique under pressure

The last part is Attitude – that is down to you

What do you need to change to be World Class

Give it a try and see how you get on

  • What outcome do you want? [set a clear objective]
  • The behaviours will you see?
  • What will your trigger be?
  • What will your celebration be?

And always remember there is…

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