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    • Got motivation?A guide to harnessing your motivation to getin shape, using behavior design principals.
    • Reasons for motivation highsAfter surveying college students, I foundmany common instances during which peoplewere more motivated to exercise, when theyhadn’t previously had a habit of exercising.In the next few slides, I’ll tell you about a fewof them and then show you which one is mosteffective.
    • Social PressureStudents were more likely to run or exercise iftheir friends invited them to join.This was a great way to spend time with eachother and also reduced the ability of eitherstudent to skip their workout.
    • Fear of FailureIf a student signs up for a race or a class,that provides motivation to exercise,because if the student didn’t exercise,he/she would “fail” when competing orgoing to the class.
    • Health ShockOne example of motivation occurred whensomeone I surveyed had a doctor’sappointment that unearthed surprisingnegative results.This also created motivation because theresults could be counteracted throughexercise.
    • Start OverThe chance to start over motivates manypeople at least once a year. Around thetime that New Year’s Resolutions are made,gyms are full and people exercising aremuch more commonly seen.
    • Start OverThe chance to start over motivates manypeople at least once a year. Around thetime that New Year’s Resolutions are made,gyms are full and people exercising aremuch more commonly seen.
    • Enjoying SuccessWhen someone “succeeds” at exercisingseveral times in a row and sees an effect,he/she is MUCH more likely to continueexercising.And this is the motivation wave that I’mgoing to talk about!
    • Success creates further success! Now how can we harness that?
    • How does success help? Finish StartMotivation doesn’t work like this…
    • How does success help? Finish StartIt works like this!
    • The CycleEach cycle involves:1) Setting a very achievable goal2) Working to accomplish it3) Succeeding!4) Starting a new cycle
    • The CycleUsing this path of motivation ensuresthat your motivation won’t fizzle out.10 minutes a day for a year is far moreeffective than 2 hours a day for a week.
    • Try it out!Now see how this could apply to yourlife. Are there any physical challengesyou’ve been wanting to do?Give this a try and set yourself up tosucceed. You might be successful inharnessing a motivation wave!