Haley Scholars Spring 2013 Reading Groups
By Danielle Hall
In the prologue section of The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg ushers
readers into the world of patterned behavior. Drawing largely from
scientific research, interviews, and academic studies, Duhigg discusses
the notion of how changing just one habit in our daily routine has the
power to not only shift, but to transform other aspects and routines in
our daily lives.
At one point, Duhigg tells of how a U.S. army major stationed in Kufa,
Iraq, recognized the significance of understanding both personal and
organizational habits and how they impact one's daily life (xix). The
army major suggests that it’s necessary to “create triggers” in order to
develop a routine or habit.
Based on the prologue, what was one idea or scene concerning “habit formation” that drew your interest? Why or how so?