The ninth chapter of Atomic Habits by James Clear highlights three main groups of people who tend to make habits attractive and who we tend to mimic:
- the close (family and friends)
- the many (popular actions supported by society)
- the powerful (habits belonging to prestigious people)
The Recurrer app doesn’t explicitly draw on the behaviour of others to help you complete your tasks. Instead, it’s designed to make your own tasks as easy as possible to work through on a systematic basis.
However, there is one area of Recurrer in which groups 2 and 3 above are drawn upon. Not explicitly, perhaps, but it can still have an impact on your ability to complete tasks and build good habits.
That area is the right-swipe option on any task that automatically performs a search on Google for the task as you’ve named it. Google results tend to be a combination of information offered by the many (group 2) and the powerful (group 3). So if you’re looking for motivation, help, tips or inspiration to complete a given task, it’s always just one right-swipe away.
As for group 1, your family and friends?
Well, maybe you can convince your family and friends to use Recurrer. I’d appreciate that. Thanks.