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Limit Extrinsic Reinforcement

Limit Extrinsic Reinforcement

This post is Part 2 in a 2-part blog series on reinforcement and change. (If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.) When you are making a change effort, it is important to think about reinforcement. Reinforcement is a fancy word that refers to something that makes...
3 A’s for Change

3 A’s for Change

This post is for those of us who want to change something in our lives. Maybe you want to improve your marriage or relationships with your kids. Perhaps you want to do better at your job, or find a job that is a better fit for your gifts and talents. Maybe you want to...
If Running is Difficult, Run More

If Running is Difficult, Run More

This lesson applies to anything. For most things in life, the best way to get better is to do the activity over and over again. At first, you probably won’t be very good. But over time, you will improve. It’s inevitable. The tough thing about this advice is it’s hard...
Look for the 1% Improvement

Look for the 1% Improvement

I was feeling frustrated the other day with my lack of improvement in CrossFit. Maybe you can relate. Have you ever worked on something, and didn’t feel like you were getting any better? This can be aggravating. I felt like I was putting in a lot of time and effort,...
3 Strategies to Change a Behavior

3 Strategies to Change a Behavior

This post is Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on changing our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. (If you missed the previous posts, you can find Part 1 here.) Changing Behaviors Can Feel Weird Changing behaviors or doing something different can feel unnatural. For...
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