Shazam and Other Ridiculous Solutions
The simple habit that changes my life is putting my fingers on the keyboard and starting to type. I’m never sure of the result. I am sure of the first step.
Even a monkey can put his fingers on a keyboard.
One push-up in bed:
Stephen Guise changed his life by committing to do ONE PUSH-UP a day. He couldn’t exercise 30 minutes a day. But he could commit to one push-up a day. (Mini Habits)
Guise recalls the night he went to bed and realized he hadn’t done his push-up. He rolled onto his stomach and did one push-up in bed. SUCCESS!
If your commitment is ridiculously simple, you’ll be able to achieve it. Put on your walking shoes every day, for example.
The Shazam Method:
Perhaps follow-through is lacking on your team. Have your team give a ridiculous name to ‘lack of follow-through’. Call it Shazam!
Once a day – everyday – use Shazam in a sentence.
- At the end of the day, stick your head in someone’s office – smile – and exclaim, “Shazam.”
- In the morning, greet one person with, “Shazam!”
- Use Shazam as a question. Just look at someone – out of the blue – and ask, “Shazam?”
Design an intervention and lower it by 90%.
Set the most ridiculous goal you can imagine. If it seems ridiculously simple and easy, you’re on the right path.
- Write the phrase ‘Gratitude Journal’ at the top of a piece of paper and leave the tip of your pen on the paper for 10 seconds every day.
- Open a book and look at the page for 10 seconds every day.
- Breathe deeply for 10 seconds to increase your ability to be present every day.
- Say thank you once a day.
You must begin to finish.
What ridiculously simple commitment might you begin today?
*If you haven’t figured it out, this post is inspired by Mini Habits by Stephen Guise.