Many times in life, we credit someone’s successes or failures to will power.
If you’re able to power through a challenging task and succeed, you’ll be applauded for your impressive display of will power. If you fail to reach a major milestone, you blame yourself for not having enough will power. But will power alone isn’t enough to help you reach the success you crave – it all comes down to the power of habit. What are you doing to form the habits that will make you feel better in business and in your life in general? What habits are you forming and practicing that enable you to be the most authentic, successful, joyful version of yourself possible? On the other hand, what habits are holding you back from achieving all that you’re truly capable of?
You have to understand the power of habit and put it to work for you. To do this, you need to understand the evolution of a habit and recognize when you’re forming and practicing habits, be they good or bad. In this practice, you become able to achieve more in your professional and personal life. If you’re running your own business, you can get customers to modify their habits and form new ones by purchasing your products or services.
In this video, you’ll hear from Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and author of the bestselling book, “The Power of Habit,” and the novel, “Smarter Better Faster.”
Duhigg began studying the power of habits after he worked as a junior reporter, covering war stories in Iraq. Duhigg, along with Tony Robbins’ Podcast host Ana Yoerg, dive into what it takes to form and maintain a powerful habit.
Duhigg explores bad and good habits, and how many of the things we think of as choices in our lives are actually the result of habits we’ve been practicing – sometimes without even realizing it. We often respond to a cue *which triggers that habit to start), a routine, which is how we typically respond to the cue, and finally, a reward. That reward is the signifying act that teaches our brain to remember that pattern, ultimately triggering all of our habits, good and bad.
It’s never too late to break new habits and reestablish old ones. Tune in to this powerful discussion and discover how habits can transform our businesses, communities and, ultimately, our lives.