The Power of Habit
“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.
Funny how sometimes the right book shows up at just the right time – or maybe I can just attribute that to the Buddhist proverb “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. Well, apparently I was ready – because I got schooled!
What I’m doing at this very moment, is the habit I desperately
want need to change. I’m in the process of doing a “self-intervention”. I’ll be breaking this topic into a few posts – so please join me tomorrow when I share the bad habit I’m trying to kick and the brain-hacks it’s going to take to do it.
So – any guesses on what the bad habit is? Bonus points – what bad habit did you change or eliminate and how did you do it?by