Motivation Monday

How do your habits shape your identity?

Consider the 3 Levels of Change:

Outcome Change

Focus is changing the results such as, losing weight, reaching a PR, winning a championship, or publishing a book. Most goals you set exist at this level.

What you get!

Process Change

Focus is changing the habits and systems such as, implementing a new routine at the gym, organizing a desk for better workflow, or developing a meditation or yoga practice. Most habits you build exist at this level.

What you do!

Identity Change

Focus is changing the beliefs such as, worldview, self-image, or judgements about self and others. Most of the beliefs, assumptions, and biases you hold exist at this level.

What you believe!


What is the most effective way to change your habits?

Focus who you wish to becomenot on what you want to achieve.

Your identity emerges from your habits. 

Every action you complete is a step closer to the person you wish to become.

Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs and values, and expand your identity.


Why are your habits so important?

Your habits can change your beliefs about yourself, not because they can help you achieve better results (although they can help you do that too!)






Clear, J. (2018). Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. New York, NY: Penguin Random House, LLC.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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