I recently started reading “Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg while on a business trip to New York.
It is not my habit to read any book cover to cover – I confess to usually reading two or three at a time – but have had a hard time putting this one down.
What really caught me up was one premise by Duhigg, a science writer for The New York Times, that not only are we creatures of habit but that we do not even realize those habits when they are in play. That is, habits are automatic responses, like an email bounce-back that someone is out of the office.
Duhigg devotes more of the book to how to change habits – once you are aware of them – and I am working my way through that part of the book and through some number of new…