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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 7

WHY WE DO WHAT WE SHOULDN’T AND DON’T DO WHAT WE SHOULD

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

—General George S. Patton

You must create positive habits if you are to make your dreams a reality. If you use the concepts that are discussed throughout this book, you will certainly create new habits and break old ones. In this chapter, I want to delve a little more deeply into the science behind habits.

It’s important to understand that we are creatures of habit. Habits are things that we’re programmed to do, not unlike the way a computer or a toy might be programmed. As we’ve discussed throughout this book, our past experiences become stored as neurological pathways and dictate how we think about love, ...

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