The Power of Habit

Bad Habit Central

Where habits are formed

“It is facile to imply that smoking, alcoholism, overeating, or other ingrained patters can be upended without real effort. Genuine change requires work and self-understanding of the cravings driving behaviours.”

Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

I just finished the unabridged audio version of  “The Power of Habit”.  I chose the opening quote because it’s the crux of my lesson. Hard work is something I’m used to – in this particular instance, it’s the “self-understanding of the cravings driving behaviours” that will be the challenge. It’s a key part of the formula needed to make long lasting change.

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Bad Habits

Bad Habit Central

Where habits are formed

“First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” Dr. Rob Gilbert

Are you reinforcing habits that no longer serve you? I didn’t think I was until I woke up this morning and realized that I was tired – and that I was tired yesterday and the day before too. Hmm. Physically, I’m fine. I’ve had a check-up pretty recently and my health is great.

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