Ep. #15 – An App to Help You Create Strong New Habits
“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”
– Brian Tracy
They say, if you do anything for 3 weeks, it becomes a habit. But why does that happen? There really a science behind it and it’s been proven time-and-again. When you do something new, your brain works to create a special little neuro-pathway while you’re doing it. Each time you do it again, that pathway is reinforced a bit more than it was previously.
Think of it in the same way that water running down a hill cuts into the dirt and creates a rut. Each time you pour more water down, that rut or pathway goes a little deeper. Each time it becomes a little easier for the water to follow that same path.
The Lift App – Creating New Habits
If you’ve been looking for something to help encourage and motivate you to create new healthy habits, the Lift app is perfect for you. It’s available in iTunes for Apple devices, you’ll find it in the Google Play store for Android phones and it’s even available on your computer at Lift.do
Having the Lift app is like having a motivational coach in your phone, always there to send you a quick message to encourage you, a short reminder to push towards your next milestone and even brief notes to congratulate you for doing what you said you were going to do.
Just About Every Area is Available
Regardless of what type of habit you’re hoping to create, there’s a plan available in the Lift app. It’s not just for entrepreneurs or business people.
Just some of the categories included are:
- Diet & Fitness
- Scripture Reading
There really is a plan for just about everything you’d want to work on making a habit and if there isn’t one for what you want, you can create one. Maybe you feel you could offer some wonderful encouragement for people working on an area of expertise for you; start a plan and help people change their lives.
Some plans have very detailed steps and milestones while others just offer the basic daily reminders to do what you’ve promised yourself you’d do. So, don’t be afraid to create your own plan and help others at the same time.
It Takes a Village
One of the greatest features of the Lift app is the community element. When you first sign up, you’ll be able to have the app search your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to see who else is signed up. This can add some very personal motivation and even some fun and friendly competition.
Maybe none of your friends are working on the same habits as you, that’s ok. Look for those are doing the same thing and encourage and congratulate them for a job well done. You’ll find several of them will do the same thing for you.
You’ll be able to follow your friends and they’re going to be able to follow you. It’s a wonderful way of increasing the drive to be accountable.
Even Good Habits Can Be Neglected
With the Lift app, not only will you be able to create new habits, you’ll be able to continue on with the habits you’ve already started. This will add extra reinforcement as you strive to achieve your goals. This means, just because you finished your 21 days you can sit back and never think of your habit again. In fact some of the habit plans have several parts to them to take you beyond that first round.
Connect with Me on the Lift App
I would love to create a community of people who are working to help each other achieve their goals. Because you’re listening to the Mental Mastery Moment podcast, there’s a great chance you’re working in the same areas as the rest of us. Let’s follow each other.
Look for: P. Desmond Adams and press follow. I’ll return the favor.
I’ll see you there,