September 11th, 2015
Episode 121 of 502 episodes
Guess: What’s one habit that’s very common and extremely dangerous? Yes, of course, smoking. But what else? Using your smart phone while driving is a terrible habit. So common, so dangerous. About one quarter of car accidents involve the use of a smart phone. It’s easy to think, “Oh, I’ll just glance at the screen,” but it takes a minimum of five seconds to take a look, and if you’re going 55 mph, you’ll go the length of a football field in that time. And it turns out that just reaching for the device raises the chance of an accident. Probably, most of us know that using a phone while driving is a bad idea. And yet we’re in that habit. So how to stop? In Better Than Before, I identify twenty-one strategies that we can use to make or break our habits, and this is a great place to use the Strategy of Inconvenience. True, some people try to break this habit by working on their will-power: reminding themselves of the danger, steeling themselves to resist the siren call of the ring-tone, etc. My view: this doesn’t work very well. Don’t work on your attitude, work on your ...
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