It may be said that the basic characteristic of human behavior in general is that humans personally influence their relations with the environment and through that environment personally change their behavior, subjugating it to their control.— Lev S. Vygotsky
Delicious Behavior Change quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
That's all teaching is; arranging contingencies which bring changes in behavior.
We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
The most important thing in changing human behavior is the person's motivation.
You don't become a new person by changing your behavior;
you discover who you are in Christ and your behavior changes accordingly
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.
Terrorism is a psychological warfare.
Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Don't ask why the patient is the way he is, ask for what he would change.
You only have control over three things in your life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.
Our bodies change our minds and our minds can change our behavior and our behavior can change our outcomes.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
If we can stop, listen, and think about what others are seeing in us, we have a great opportunity. We can compare the self that we want to be with the self that we are presenting to the rest of the world. We can then begin to make the real changes that are needed to close the gap between our stated values and our actual behavior.
There are a variety of techniques to help people change the kind of thinking that leads them to become depressed. These techniques are called cognitive behavioral therapy.
If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away,If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be. Slower is better. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy..!
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
After living with their dysfunctional behavior for so many years, people become invested in defending their dysfunctions rather than changing them.
In fact, people themselves are responsible for making the status quo so resistant to change. We are trapped by our own behavior.
To help others develop, start with yourself! When the boss acts like a little god and tells everyone else they need to improve, that behavior can be copied at every level of management. Every level then points out how the level below it needs to change. The end result: No one gets much better.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
Where the real world changes into simple images, the simple images become real beings and effective motivations of hypnotic behavior.
The 'self-image' is the key to human personality and human behavior.
Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior.
The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. Preoccupation with unworthy behavior can lead to unworthy behavior. That is why we stress so forcefully the study of the doctrines of the gospel.
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
Hitler had a great gift for adjusting - consciously or intuitively - to his surroundings. ... With enormous histrionic intuition he could shape his behavior to changing situations.
I can't just say one time of the year I'm going to do something different.
I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday.
If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change our planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every year, every decade, and every millennia.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
The human species took a crucial step forward when its vocal musculature came under operant control in the production of speech sounds. Indeed, it is possible that all the distinctive achievements of the species can be traced to that one genetic change.
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.
Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated.
Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.
Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul.
The test, surely, of a creed is not the ability of those who accept it to announce their faith; its test is its ability to change their behavior in the ordinary round of daily life. Judged by that test, I know no religion that has a moral claim upon the allegiance of men.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down -- and they will -- even your best-laid plans will fall flat.
Positive reinforcement changes behavior for the better, while criticism stabilizes negative behaviors and blocks change.
The biggest change in the government's behavior has been because of TV and its ability to show to the world what has happened in this community... that's the biggest change. But without TV... the separation between the government and the people would be much worse than it is.
Start with changing behaviors, not mindsets.
It is much easier to 'act your way into new thinking' than to 'think your way into new actions.' Recurring and consistent performance results from behavior change will lead to lasting changes in the way people feel, think, and believe in the long run.
You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors.