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Crucial Conversations by Al Switzler, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson

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12Change Your Life How to Turn Ideas into Habits

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.—WINSTON CHURCHILL

One day you “overhear” yourself enthusiastically talking about a professional wrestling match. You’re speaking with such gusto that you give yourself the willies. You think to yourself: “You know what? It’s time to expand my cultural horizons.” So you vow to read more widely and to watch three programs on the science channel for every episode of reality TV.

While you’re at it, you commit to trimming down a bit as well. A reasonable diet and moderate exercise program couldn’t hurt. To top it all off, you note that you’re nearly consumed with your work, so you swear to spend more time with your family.

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