๐Ÿ“–The power of habit: why we do what we do in life and business

authors
Duhigg, Charles
year
2012
  • Habits are unconscious and form even if memory cannot

  • Habits seem to form in basal ganglia

  • Habit loop (p.19) โ†’ Habit loop

    • Cueโ€”trigger, when and what habit to use

    • Routine

    • Rewardโ€”whether habit worth remembering

  • There are much more habits than we usually think of. Almost every often repeated decision becomes a habit. โ†’ Habit is unconscious behavior

  • You can change the habit if you keep cue and reward the same. You can change routine however you like. (p.72) โ†’ You can change habit routine as long as you keep cue and reward the same

  • New habits may fail at critical times unless you believe that everything will be fine (p.82-86)

  • Habit cannot be eradicated, only replaced. (p.92)

  • Belief is essential and itโ€™s easier to get it in the group of people (p.93)

  • Willpower is easier to maintain if you plan ahead for adversities.

  • We are responsible for our habits because we know they exist, what they can lead to, and we can try and change them. โ†’ We are accountable for our habits

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