Development of “good habits” is a key to a disciplined, lean operation or life.
The mindset can go like this:
What area do you need to improve? What habit would foster that improvement?
Charles Duhigg wrote a book called The Power of Habit. In it, Duhigg notes habits are products of the brain. Every habit-good or bad- has a routine.
A cue-end of the meal- sparks
A routine- after mill cigarette which garners
A reward- nicotine rush.
You can break down every habit this way.
A cue triggers a process which gets a reward.
Duhigg says insights into how habits are formed can make you a more effective habit builder. Once you break it down, you can design habits. Hopefully, constructive ones.
I ranted on lock out, tag out the other day. The key is to make it a habit.
Cue- breakdown or disruption
Routine- lock out, tag out
Reward- you remain safe.
It takes intention to create a habit. Some say you have to put brain power behind a habit for 30 days before it becomes automatic.
But, the ability to diagnose a habit makes you more effective at designing a good habit or deconstructing a bad one. In either case, habit building can be a game changer.
Building and adding habits are a “happening to the world ”strategy.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.