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Here's a habit I never thought I'd develop: I gravitate to anything online that's marked 'most popular' or 'most e-mailed.' And I hate myself a little bit every time I do.
You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now.
Dick Van Dyke
Every habit is made of three parts... a cue, a routine and a habit. Most people focus on the routine and behavior, but these cues and rewards are really the way you make something into a habit.
The specific steps for changing a specific habit differ from person to person and habit to habit, but the steps - the formula - is essentially the same, and once you learn it, you can do amazing things.
Typically, when there are corporate habits that undermine individuals, it has emerged without any sort of central planning. Nobody sits down and says, 'I'm going to create an evil habit for this corporation.'
When most individuals or most companies are talking about trying to create healthy habits, the key is to identify which habit or habits seem most important.
Joe Kennedy isn't in the habit of having incompetents around. I wouldn't have lasted three months if I didn't have some ability.
Readers of novels often fall into the bad habit of being overly exacting about the characters' moral flaws. They apply to these fictional beings standards that no one they know in real life could possibly meet.
My worst habit in the kitchen is not allowing anybody to help me. I like to cook by myself.
Dating co-stars is natural. When you're working with someone, it's habit.
I think my least healthy habit is running around too much. And I think I'm getting better about it as I'm getting older.
I used to wear sweats and a T-shirt to auditions, but my agent would yell at me and tell me I had to look nice and presentable. So I had to drop that habit.
I'm a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff.
A novel with a bad middle is a bad book. A bad ending is something I've just gotten in the habit of forgiving.
Observe yourself as you go through a typical day. Stuff happens to you. As it does, you immediately judge it and label it. Dozens of times. Hundreds of times. So often that you no longer recognize that you're doing it. It is a deep-seated habit.
I think, first of all, you know, Washington has a bad habit of a very short attention span.
I've been deeply influenced by Aristotle's idea that virtue is a habit, something you practice and get better at, rather than something that comes naturally. 'The control of the appetites by right reason,' is how he defined it.
We have a habit of turning to scientists when we want factual answers and artists when we want entertainment, but where are the facts about the nature of the self? Neurologists peering at PET scans and fMRIs know they aren't seeing the soul in there.
It's me, it's my habit to perform live onstage every four, five years. In Italy, it's my habit.
I always joke that everything else that I do is to support my theater habit.
I am not a creature of habit.
I have Googled myself, yeah, I think everybody has. I try not to make a habit of it - in fact I made a rule once never to Google myself, which made me happy.
I come from an army background, and everyone at my home has a habit of getting up early. I continue this habit even today.
When I came out, and for many years afterwards, it had become a habit for me to sit and read and read and read, like an obsession. I would take 20 books, and not come out until I'd finished them. It took me a while to change that habit.
It is hard to get in the habit of forcing yourself to find three things on a regular basis that you are grateful for.
John F. Kennedy
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