David Brooks has a fabulous article in the New York Times about how we form new habits. More than that, he talks about the way we have thought about this culturally from the 19th century to the present. The Machiavellian Temptation – NYTimes.com.
I don’t want to be a spoiler, but the last paragraph is really terrific, so make sure you read the whole thing through to the end.
What’s so great about this article is that Brooks gets below the surface and points to some of the deeper reasons we make changes and learn how to stick to them.