William James wrote that “the will to believe is the most important ingredient in creating belief in change.”
In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg proposes that one of the most important methods for creating that belief is habits. Quoting James, Duhigg explains that habits are what allow us to “do a thing with difficulty the first time, but soon do it more and more easily, and finally, with sufficient practice, do it semi-mechanically, or with hardly any consciousness at all.”
Duhigg continues, “If you believe you can change – if you make it a habit – the change becomes real. This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.”
In 2013 I will be launching a new virtual workshop about habits based on Duhigg’s work in The Power of Habit. The title I’m contemplating is “It’s Habit-Forming.”
The format will be similar to the virtual workshop I have facilitated for the past three years titled “Small Steps to Profound Change, A virtual workshop based on the book One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer.”
Duhigg’s perspective about the power of habits in our lives stimulates the catalyst in me to take this next step and offer a new virtual workshop.