Why we use visual cues to ensure consistency, keep commitments, and conquer quitting on yourself

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So, what's with the marbles?

 

I'm having my Physique Transformation Challenge participants buy two jars and four marbles...

 

All the marbles go in one jar, with the empty jar next to it. They'll place the jars where they'll see them often...

 

If they drop body fat for the week, they transfer one marble into the empty jar and vice versa...

 

The goal is to have moved all the marbles by the end of our four-week fat loss journey.

 

You can do this with anything you want to achieve using any small items you keep in your view...

 

It's scientifically proven that visual cues (like the marble jar) bolster consistency when creating new behaviors towards a goal.

 

Want to do 100 kettle bell swings a day? Get ten marbles and move one every time you complete a set of ten swings....

 

I do this with push ups and pull ups. But, you get the drift. 

 

WHY DOES THIS WORK?

 

James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, states the science behind visual cues perfectly if you're interested in a fascinating read... or listen on a long walk... hint hint!

In a nutshell...

According to James Clear, here are a few reasons visual cues work well for building new good habits…

 

Visual cues remind you to start a behavior. We often lie to ourselves about our ability to remember to perform a new habit. (“I’m going to start eating healthier. For real this time.”) A few days later, however, the motivation fades and the busyness of life begins to take over again. Hoping you will simply remember to do a new habit is usually a recipe for failure. This is why a visual stimulus, like a jar of marbles, can be so useful. It is much easier to stick with good habits when your environment nudges you in the right direction...

 

Visual cues display your progress on a behavior. Everyone knows consistency is an essential component of success, but few people actually measure how consistent they are in real life. The Marble Jar strategy avoids that pitfall because it is a built-in measuring system. (One look at your marble jar and you immediately have a measure of your progress.)

 

Visual cues can have an additive effect on motivation. As the visual evidence of your progress mounts, it is natural to become more motivated to continue the habit. The more marbles you place in the other jar, the more motivated you will become to finish the task. There are a variety of popular behavioral economics studies that refer to this as the Endowed Progress Effect, which essentially says we place more value on things once we have them. In other words, the more marbles you move to the other jar, the more valuable completing the habit becomes to you. 

 

Visual cues can be used to drive short-term and long-term motivation. The Marble Jar Strategy can provide daily motivation. However, another type of visual cue, like recording your training and body composition data can be used to showcase your consistency over longer periods of time. By stacking these two methods together, you can create a set of visual cues that motivate and measure your habits over the short-run and the long-run.

 

What gets measured gets managed. 

 

In fact DID YOU KNOW... 

 

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed that if your friend becomes obese, then your risk of obesity increases by 57% ---- 

 

---- even if your friend lives far away!

 

So, create or join a like-minded community around what you're trying to achieve. Take a look at who your friends are... it's a good predictor of your future...

 

We are, after all, the physical, emotional, intellectual, and financial average of the five people we surround ourselves with most....

choose wisely.

Oh! By the way...


 

You can take your own Physique Transformation challenge --- using a custom-tailored SystemShred protocol--- to develop the ripped and lean body that's always seemed impossible until now.

Hit the button below, and you can start getting the proven the results you've always desired.

 

 

Join the No Fail Physique Transformation Challenge
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