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A Simple Equation to Start or Break Any Habit

Every behavior comes down to three variables

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YYou can change your life by changing your behaviors. You know that. But as I’ve found in my research as the founder and director of Stanford’s Behavior Design Lab — and as most of us know firsthand — there is a painful gap between what people want and what they actually do.

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BJ Fogg

BJ Fogg

Stanford behavior scientist & innovator.

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