Your willpower is limited, so when you decide to take on something new—whether it’s an exercise routine or, say, cooking—you’re at least in theory limiting your ability to take on some other habit. But as New York Times writer and author of The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg explains, so-called ‘keystone habits’ create a chain reaction that can significantly influence the success of other habits. It’s like making five good decisions for the price of one. So how do you identify your keystone habits?
The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.