“The key—if you want to build habits that last—is to join a group where the desired behavior is the normal behavior.” – James Clear


This makes sense for so many reasons. Let’s say you want to exercise regularly so you join an exercise class.


First of all, you see it’s possible. People are attending regularly, they are showing up so you know it can be done.


You can learn from them by asking them how they manage to stay on track, what techniques they use to attend on a consistent basis.


You may feel inspired by how to fit these people are and can imagine your future self with such results too.


There’s a community feel as you start belonging to the group. It’s human nature to want to fit in with the crowd so we up our standards to meet the group’s standards as we don’t want to be seen as the one who is not able to keep up.


As it is the norm for the group, it slowly becomes the norm for us too.


This can be for any habit; if you want to get better with tracking your money – consider joining an investment group, if you want to get better at public speaking – join a speaking group, if you want to get better at swimming – join a swimming club, etc.


What’s your desired behavior and what group could you join?