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Notes on Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good

I recently completed the book Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life-for Good by Sean D. Young. It's an excellent book I picked up after hearing Sean interviewed on the Art of Manliness podcast.
In the book Sean discusses a scientific approach for changing behavior – either your own or that of others (use wisely!). He talks about why most self-help books fail to bring about lasting change, and the SCIENCE model he's created that's been proven to work.
Below are my “cliff notes” on the book. Let me state up front that I have written, at times verbatim, passages from the book in these notes, though mainly it's my summarization of what was written.
I hope you find these notes useful, and I highly recommend you both listen to the interview with Sean, and pick up a copy of his book.

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The Roadmap for a Successful Weight Loss Journey

1910 World MapObtaining greater health comes through how and what we eat (diet) and how much we move (exercise). Aside from the physical aspects of exercise, the rest of the game, as is much of life, is mental. It may sound obvious but I'll say it anyway – health is both mental and physical; we cannot have one without the other. In order to navigate a successful path to weight loss, or really anything for that matter, we need to improve our mental game

In this post you’re going to get a map to obtaining greater health, both mental and physical. [Read more…]