2. How Your Habits Shape Your Identity (and Vice Versa)

Habits like exercise, meditation, journaling, and cooking are reasonable for a day or two and then become a hassle.

THREE LAYERS OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE

The first layer is changing your outcomes.

This level is concerned with changing your results: losing weight, publishing a book, winning a championship.

The second layer is changing your process.

This level is concerned with changing your habits and systems: implementing a new routine at the gym, decluttering your desk for better workflow, developing a meditation practice.

The third and deepest layer is changing your identity.

This level is concerned with changing your beliefs: your worldview, your self-image, your judgments about yourself and others.