Why do you read 1,000 things about change and never change? - The Week
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Any change has to work when you're on autopilot.
The importance of self-control is one of the biggest myths about improvement. Almost all the techniques for change that have been shown to work don't rely on thought or willpower.
Don't try to reinvent yourself. You'll fail. Fit the new into the old. Make the new easier than the old. You change all the time. The TV shows you watch change, the products you buy change, and the projects at work change. Change is going to happen, no matter what. The question is, will you be in control of the change or will the change control you?