There is an over-powerful force in all of our lives. It lives deep inside of all of us. This power is the power of habit.
After Having enjoyed the tremendous experience that is The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, I found myself asking, “What did I learn from all of that?”
The book is a massive undertaking, it explores the power of a habit on the individual level, or the micro level, and then expounds or scales societal level, the macro level.
What I learned from Chuck was that there really are three things that we need to keep in mind:
- What are the habits that we involve ourselves in?
- What are the habits that others involve us in?
- What are the habits that others are involved in?
From start to finish of the book I found myself learning about myself, teams, company’s, and social groups as a whole. And according to Chuck, it all comes down to cue, behavior, reward.
Now, these are obviously a stylized way of saying what the science community calls antecedent, behavior, and consequence; but that’s okay. I still enjoyed the book enough to write a blog post about it.