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Marshall Goldsmith's book "Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be" focuses on the idea that our daily environment, or "triggers," can influence our behavior and ultimately shape who we become. Here are some of the main lessons from the book
Our environment shapes our behavior: Goldsmith argues that our daily environment, including our routines, habits, and social circles, can have a powerful influence on our behavior.
Triggers are the key to change: By identifying and understanding the triggers that cause us to behave in certain ways, we can begin to make changes to our behavior.
The power of active questions: Goldsmith emphasizes the importance of asking active questions, which encourage us to take responsibility for our actions and help us stay accountable to our goals.
Small changes can make a big difference: Rather than trying to make sweeping changes to our behavior, Goldsmith suggests that making small, incremental changes can be more effective in creating lasting change.
Self-awareness is crucial: To effectively change our behavior, we need to be aware of our habits, patterns, and triggers. Goldsmith encourages readers to practice mindfulness and reflective thinking to increase their self-awareness.
Success requires ongoing effort: Goldsmith stresses that changing behavior requires ongoing effort and commitment. It's not enough to simply identify the triggers that lead to our unwanted behavior; we need to actively work to change our responses to those triggers.