What if there was a better way to turn bad habits into great ones?
There’s good news and bad news. First, the bad news: You cannot actually break bad habits.
Your brain doesn’t work that way, which is one of the reasons millions of people try to break bad habits over and over and over and fail miserably every time. It’s why New Year’s resolutions only last a few weeks, and something like ninety percent of them are the same ones you made the year before and similarly abandoned.
Now, the good news: You can overwrite a bad habit with a new behavior.
Understanding how to do this and why it works gives you power. Control. FREEDOM to finally stop overeating, smoking, being a total fitness slacker, or anything else by overwriting those habits with new ones that let you reclaim the power in your life.
In this week’s episode of Good Life Project™, legendary New York Times investigative reporter and bestselling author of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, blows the lid on what it really takes to create or break habits.
He shares how to tap into the neuroscience of habit to rewire bad habits, overwrite them, and rebuild new positive habits. It’s all about understanding the three key stages of habit creation, then making a few simple tweaks. Once you get it, you’ll be armed to create rapid changes, in habit and behavior, in all parts of your life.
If you’ve ever wanted to get past all the pop wisdom and understand the real science of habit formation, this week’s episode is a must watch.
Jonathan Fields is a dad, husband, author, speaker, lifestyle innovator, and entrepreneur who produces the acclaimed Good Life Project web show, blogs at JonathanFields.com, and runs book marketing educational venture TribalAuthor.com. His latest book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance was named #1 personal development book of 2011 by 800-CEO-READ. He has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, People, CNBC, CNN.com, PBS Nightly Report, O Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Self, Fitness, Yoga Journal, and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much. You can also check him out on Facebook and Twitter.
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