Wednesday, June 20, 2012

How to change a habit.

(click diagram to enlarge)

How to change a habit?  Good question.  The above diagram depicts the brain's internal process for habit formation and execution.  As with many of our reactions, this chain effect is largely on auto pilot.  External cues or triggers come to us unexpectedly throughout the day causing these habits or auto-responses in our brains.  Obviously not all habits are good, and not all habits are bad.  The above diagram can be used as a tool to change those bad habits into good ones.

For more reading about the formation of habits check out The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business.

"The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."
-Warren Buffett

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