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Learn what motivational style works best for you by taking the Your Stickiness Factor Quiz.

As a nation, we have a pretty poor track record for making – and sustaining – positive behavior change. Two-thirds of people who buy memberships to health clubs or gyms don’t actually use them, and more than one-third of all people who make New Year’s resolutions break them before the end of January.

Yet, we all know people who have beaten these odds. In all likelihood, these success stories found their personal stickiness factor. If you want to make a positive behavior change in your life, you need to find yours.

Your personal stickiness factor is the driving force that propels you forward. It not only keeps you on track to achieve your goals, but it helps you sustain them over the long term. Although we may begin our health “makeovers” with the best of intentions, only about 10% of us can permanently change behavior just because we want to — even if we know it’s good for us.

What motivates us from positive thought to positive action is different for everyone. Most of us need an additional nudge to reinforce good behaviors. Reinforcement is vital to successful behavior change and it’s important to build it into your own individual program.

So what motivational style works best for you? Take the following short quiz to help you find your own “personal stickiness factor,” that is, the motivational style that is best suited to your needs and aspirations.

Based on your answers, we can help you formulate a plan that will include the right type and level of reinforcement.

Your Stickiness Factor Quiz