Charles Duhigg Quotes About Wit

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"Habits are powerful, but delicate. They can emerge outside our consciousness, or can be deliberately designed. They often occur without our permission, but can be reshaped by fiddling with their parts. They shape our lives far more than we realize—they are so strong, in fact, that they cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense." ~ Charles Duhigg
"Without habit loops, our brains would shut down, overwhelmed by the minutiae of daily life. People whose basal ganglia are damaged by injury or disease often become mentally paralyzed. They have trouble performing basic activities, such as opening a door or deciding what to eat." ~ Charles Duhigg
"Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change." ~ Charles Duhigg
"Champions don't do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the orther team to react. They follow the habits they've learned." ~ Charles Duhigg
"It is facile to imply that smoking, alcoholism, overeating, or other ingrained patters can be upended without real effort. Genuine change requires work and self-understanding of the cravings driving behaviours." ~ Charles Duhigg
"Belief is easier when it occurs within a community." ~ Charles Duhigg
"This process within our brains is a three-step loop. First, there is a cue, a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use. Then there is the routine, which can be physical or mental or emotional. Finally, there is a reward, which helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future: THE HABIT LOOP" ~ Charles Duhigg
"Bureaucrats and politicians, rather than making decisions, were responding to cues with automatic routines in order to get rewards such as promotions or reelection." ~ Charles Duhigg
"Alcoholism, of course, is more than a habit. It's a physical addiction with psychological and perhaps genetic roots." ~ Charles Duhigg
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I say from my experience that, you know, I have to do my career, and, you know with us, our careers come first, and, you know, anybody we're with has to take a back seat to that and understand that these are our lives."
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