A mini-habit is key to unlock the desired behavior that follows.

This is another key insight I gathered from Atomic Habits.

Often we put so much emphasis on changing our behavior by focusing entirely on the BIG PICTURE.

The entire workout. The entire book we want to write. The entire product we want to launch.

But it is quite fascinating to reframe this by building a mini-habit first.

Learn to turn the ignition key on first before you fantasize about the road trip.

Write one complete sentence before a blog post. Write one page before an entire book.

Practice getting ready for the gym and doing one set of something before an entire workout.

Start a mini-habit. The 2 minute ritual.