Keystone habits are behaviors that can serve as a platform for other practices to grow and develop from. A familiar example would be running. If you develop the exercise habit of running, the behavior may lead to the habit of eating better. After all, putting all your effort into running, you don’t want to mess it up with junk food. Your simple running habit may have a direct impact on the quality of your meals.
According to author Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit, successful keystone habit formation relies on identifying important priorities and using them with powerful leverage. Research says keystone habits have the following qualities:
- Opportunities for small wins that can cumulate to create powerful momentum
- A platform for other practices to develop and grow
- A sense of excellence, energy, and confidence to move forward
These are habits that change your life, not only for the benefits they bring, but enabling you to implement other healthy habits.
Typical examples of Keystone habits are
- Daily Exercise
- Getting Up Early
- Eating Healthy Food
For years, my keystone habit of getting up early made a dramatic difference in my life. It led to [Read more…] about Keystone Habits and The 50 Minute Miracle