Marshall Goldsmith

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be

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a.yhas quoted3 months ago
Fate is the hand of cards we’ve been dealt. Choice is how we play the hand.
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
We think we are in sync with our environment, but actually it’s at war with us. We think we control our environment but in fact it controls us. We think our external environment is conspiring in our favor—that is, helping us—when actually it is taxing and draining us. It is not interested in what it can give us. It’s only interested in what it can take from us
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
We can change not only our behavior but how we define ourselves. When we put ourselves in a box marked “That’s not me,” we ensure that we’ll never get out of it
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
I am no good at giving positive recognition. That’s just not me.” I then ask these people if they have an incurable genetic disease that is prohibiting them from giving people the recognition that they deserve
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
life always intrudes to alter our priorities and test our focus
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
Getting better is its own reward. If we do that, we can never feel cheated
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
It’s common sense. I didn’t read anything here that I don’t already know.” It’s the default critique of most advice books (you may be thinking it right now). My thought is always: “True, but I’ll bet that you read plenty here that you don’t already do.
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
self-control is a limited resource. As we become tired our self-control begins to waver and may eventually disappear. The sheer effort of sticking with the plan triggers depletion
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
Evidently the CEO had concluded that an individual who actively resists help has maxed out professionally and personally
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
is much easier, and more fun, to attack the strategy of the person who’s trying to help than to try to solve the problem
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
True, but I’ll bet that you read plenty here that you don’t already do
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
fate was to fall, hit his head, and recover. His choice was to become a better neighbor
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
main roadblocks to positive change: consistency and the environment
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted2 months ago
In order to become the person we aspire to be, we need to embark on a journey of awareness that requires attention, action, and discipline
Alima Akhas quotedlast year
Atul Gawande reported in The Checklist Manifesto, central line infections in intensive care units virtually disappear when doctors follow a simple five-point checklist involving rote procedures such as washing hands, cleaning the patient’s skin, and using a sterile dressing after inserting the line.
Aynur Huseinhas quoted4 years ago
From childhood we are brought up to believe that life is supposed to be fair. Our noble efforts and good works will be rewarded. When we are not properly rewarded we feel cheated. Our dashed expectations trigger resentment
Aynur Huseinhas quoted4 years ago
you want to change your behavior, become the best person you can be, overcome bad habits that get in your way, and have less regret in your life,
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