Some small, safe experiments can confusion but that could help me in the longer run. There is an example of how we can befuddle ourselves at: .https://your-nudge.com/being-in-two-minds/ . It’s OK most of the time, but it could be tricky if I am walking on a scenic route and too pre-occupied to scan my horizon for potential obstacles!
I say more about all this at: https://your-nudge.com/nudging-along-the-scenic-route/. If you did miss the opportunity to be curious about further details in the picture then you would have missed an opportunity to just notice your own reaction to something just a little bit different. When that happens, it’s a different small defeat. Any time I do not just notice is a small defeat. You can be fairly sure there are a lot of times I do this.
The problem is: how can I count up what I do not know! How we feel about our small defeats and small victories can shape what we do about them.
This first example is intended to demonstrate that the design of a nudge is trickier than first appears, and yet effective change requires a series of nudges.There is, of course, yet another outcome. By now, there is a group of readers who did not reach to this point. For them, life goes on just fine – as it did before choosing to visit my website. I wish them well. There are only 24 hours in any one day and, anyway, my style of writing and reasoning will not suit all and everyone.
This website is about designing nudges and how to respond to the small victories and the small defeats you meet.