Week 2: Develop Keystone Habits
An Outlier leverages the power of habit.
Remember that version of your best self? Habits are the daily behavior that permit us to ceaselessly strive towards that self. Habits are also a sort of dislodging and best-self-defeating surrender to craving. Charles Duhigg, in The Power of Habit, claims that habits never really disappear. Instead, we simply edit our behavior loop. For this week’s challenge, we extract a parcel of the book’s thesis – the part heralding keystone habits. Keystone habits provide what we commonly call “small wins.” They help other habits flourish by creating new behavior standards AND they do well in curating environments where positive change becomes contagious (It’s Not a Cult, It’s a Culture, remember?). Effectively, keystone habits start a transformative process. This week’s challenge involves 2 such habits (to be completed daily):
- Small Win #1: Make your bed every morning.
- Small Win #2: Read something substantial for 30 minutes.
*You might start HERE with a prophetic and cautionary tale from 1991. What would she have thought about the dizzy of social media?
*You might also start HERE and HERE if you’d like some Zone Diet reading prep.
At 10 Experience, we attempt to encourage everyone to develop healthier, keystone-like habits. Once we – the collective ‘we’ – choose who we want to be, we all grow towards that purpose. Like a sheet of paper that once folded tends to fall forever that direction, let’s bend our will at growing into the best possible version of ourselves.
Turn the page,
Duhigg, C. (2014). The power of habit: why we do what we do and how to change. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.