The power of belief in bringing new behaviour in your life!


Belief is at the core of modifying many habit loops and plays a critical role in habit change. For habit change to be permanent, people must believe change is possible.

Studies show that people must believe in their capacity to change and that things will get better to achieve more permanent habit change.

Groups can have a powerful effect on the belief by providing shared experiences and opportunities for people to publicly commit to change.

If you want to change a habit, it usually helps to recognise the cue (“I always want to go to a bar when I feel stressed”), deliver the expected reward (“I feel more relaxed with my friends”), but find an alternative routine (“Instead of going to the bar, I’ll go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting”).

And remember, your odds of success go up dramatically when you commit to changing as part of a group.