Simple rules help you do what you want to do (like form a new habit, or reach a goal).

Here’s how I come up with simple rules:

  1. Figure out what I want to do. (This is usually the most difficult part.)
  2. Figure out the ONE key action that will help me do what I want to do. (Sometimes this is so obvious it’s painful.)
  3. Figure out how often you can do that action. (As often as necessary? As often as possible? Somewhere in between?)
  4. Formulate your simple rule based on #2 and #3: I will do #2 action every #3 time period.

Some tips for using simple rules:

Um, that’s it. These are simple, remember?

Some examples of simple rules:

So on.

Simple rules are a lot like tiny habits.

March 24, 2017