Activation triggers keep habits and goals integrated into one’s life.

If a habit related to a goal can be associated with another existing habit, make note of that and find a way to conjoin them. A recurring review process is also useful for internalizing goals. Goals for the quarter must be reviewed every day with the question of what can move them forward today. Annual goals should be learned daily for the first 30 days. The loss of goal visibility is a top reason goals fail.rM2rM4

  1. Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, First Edition (New York: Crown Business, 2014). (See notes.)

  2. Brett & Kate McKay, “Podcast #762: Prepare Now to Have Your Best Year Ever,” The Art of Manliness (blog), December 8, 2021, (See notes.)