Weekly Health Tip: How to stick to your decisions (from our current issue)

“Once you announce that you plan to do something, the prospect of doing it becomes more real. At that point someone other than you is expecting something.  Even if that person doesn’t have a stake in your change, it makes a difference to know that someone is aware of your plan.  It’s a form of accountability.  If you don’t do whatever it is you plan to do, someone else will know that you didn’t do it.”

A User’s Guide to Therapy: What to Expect and How You Can Benefit, by Tamara L. Kaiser, M.S.W., Ph.D., October 2008, W.W. Norton & Co., $18.95

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2 Responses to “Weekly Health Tip: How to stick to your decisions (from our current issue)”

  1. Steve Parker, M.D. Says:

    Dr. Kaiser is spot-on with that advice.

  2. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    Thanks Dr. Parker,

    I agree. Once you take the plunge and truly decide to do something,announce it to friends, family and fellow workers. It will help firm your commitment. Enlist their help and support.

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