Individuals are more likely to change their behaviour if they are following a set of goals they have committed to.
For action planning theory visit:
Gollwitzer P, Social RK-J of P and, 1989 undefined. Effects of deliberative and implemental mind-sets on illusion of control. psycnet.apa.orghttps://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/1989-25917-001.html
Gollwitzer PM, Oettingen G. The emergence and implementation of health goals. Psychol Health 1998;13:687–715. doi:10.1080/08870449808407424
For a comprehensive overview of action planning visit:
Woodcock B. Action Planning. Univ. Kent. 2018.https://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsactionplanning.htm