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Can You Make Growth A Habit?

Can You Make Growth A Habit?

What I'm Reading Now: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Although it has been published for years, I am finally reading Charles Duhigg's best selling book, The Power of Habit. Since I am focused on growth planning objectives this month, I was curious about the role habit plays in accomplishing your goals. Personally, I feel like I am a habitual planner, but, not always so strong on actually finishing those goals. Can growth become a habit?

After reading Duhigg, the answer may be yes. For instance, using Duhigg's replacement approach, essentially substituting a good habit for a bad habit, one might be able to more effectively accomplish an objective. Let's say a business owner swaps the habit of frivolous internet searches during lunch with activity that generates a referral. Repeated and sustained replacements like  this may actually help grow your business (rather than a run down the social media rabbit hole). Definitely a worthwhile read.

[Note: As a former Alcoa employee (still can’t get used to Arconic), I also particularly enjoyed the section on Paul O’Neill, making safety a habit at the Aluminum giant.]