How design beats discipline to change your habits and behaviours

Mar 31, 01:00 PM

Art Markman is a professor of Psychology at the University of Texas,in Austin. Art writes for the Harvard Business Review and his most recent book Brain Briefs focuses on how we can use the science of motivation to change your unhealthy behaviours at work and at home. In a terrific show we cover how to better frame our goals for success, how to improve our focus, how we can learn how to learn more effectively, and how to control the disempowering effect of social comparison.

Art Markman is a professor of Psychology at the University of Texas,in Austin. Art writes for the Harvard Business Review and his most recent book Brain Briefs focuses on how we can use the science of motivation to change your unhealthy behaviours at work and at home. In a terrific show we cover how to better frame our goals for success, how to improve our focus, how we can learn how to learn more effectively, and how to control the disempowering effect of social comparison.   When people ask Art what he does, how does he like to reply? A Professor gets paid to be confused.. can be taken as a negative? What’s the thing we don’t know but should know about our own minds? What’s the psychology behind changing a behaviour which is not helping us? Frame goals around go not stop.  Make desirable behaviours easy and undesirable behaviours hard. How design beats discipline. Focus on the process not the outcomes. Is there a cognitive trigger we can use to develop sustainable change? Should we plan for what might go wrong and visualise the hardships? Getting ready for the greatest hurdles can change a disempowering behaviour? Can there be a sense of shame or guilt that accompanies goal setting? What is social comparison and the effect it's it having on our wellness and our feeling of fulfilment Dissatisfaction is a good thing, and how it gives you the energy to act. Wanting dissatisfaction alone can be frustrating. What else do we need with dissatisfaction? Are regrets positive? As we get older do we talk ourselves into cognitive decline? Can we slow down time? Where is the sweet spot between gratitude and dissatisfaction?  Is gratitude as a way to move away from social comparison? You can't fix an area you are not aware of, does it take a certain amount of humility? When learning should we go wide or go deep?  Whats the cognitive science behind sleep? What’s the newest coolest new discovery in psychology?   LINKS   Art Markman Psychology Today  https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/experts/art-markman-phd   Art Markman book http://www.smartthinkingbook.com   Art Markman Fast Company story https://bit.ly/2JLUtNH   Bohemian Rhapsody - You’re Late EMI records scene Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ0btmaSzho   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”