Monday, March 19, 2018
On changing a habit..................
Habits operate on a neurological loop consisting of three parts: the cue, the routine, and the reward. A habit could involve eating cookies: the cue might be hunger, the routine going to the pantry and grabbing a cookie, and the reward a sugar high. Or, in poker, the cue might be winning a hand, the routine taking credit for it, the reward a boost to our ego. Charles Duhigg, in The Power of Habits, offers the golden rule of habit change - that the best way to deal with a habit is to respect the habit loop; "To change a habit, you must keep the old cue, and deliver the old reward, but insert a new routine."
-Annie Duke, Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts