There are three layers: outcomes; process; identity.
Identity is the deepest.
“I’m not a smoker” is better than “I don’t smoke.”
The system of a dictatorship has a very different set of beliefs like absolute authority and strict obedience. You can imagine many ways to try to get more people to vote in a democracy, but such behavior change would never get off the ground in a dictatorship. That’s not the identity of the system. Voting is a behavior that is impossible under a certain set of beliefs.
THE TWO-STEP PROCESS TO CHANGING YOUR IDENTITY
Your habits shape your identity, and your identity shapes your habits. It’s a two-way street, and feedback loops.
You don’t just having somthing. you are becoming someone.