Category Archives: Addictions

Lessons in Being Strong

NOTE: I think this applies in a lot of aspects of life, but I want to speak to it especially in terms of addictions. I’ve always really liked the war chapters in the book of Alma in the Book of … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 10, The difficulty of behavior change

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. Last one…. I’ll have to find a new series to do in the next few weeks. This series has provided some direction and structure to my … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 9, Long-term vs. Short-term

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. One of these days soon, I’ll start looking forward in that presentation and realize that I’m talking about topics that are upcoming. I guess that’s not … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 8, Abstract vs. Concrete

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. Don’t we all do this at least every now and then? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my wife and said, “I’m … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 7, The Power of Information

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. I’m running late this week. It’s been a killer, that’s for sure. The myth here is that information leads us to make choices and therefore understanding … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 6, The Power of Triggers

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. I’ve already written a lot about triggers in previous posts on this topic, but it’s nice to get a post dedicated to triggers by themselves. Triggers … Continue reading

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Behavior Change Myths–Part 5, Blaming Failure on Motivation

As usual, my thoughts come from this presentation by Stanford University’s Persuasive Tech Lab. For me, I find myself blaming a lot of my failures on a lack of motivation. In other words, if only I really wanted it more…. … Continue reading

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