The Power of Habits

When I got my first apartment after I finished graduate school, I learned an important lesson about the power of habits. Several times during the first few weeks, I left my apartment and started my 3-block walk to the subway, only to stop in fear that I had not locked my door.  I would return to the apartment and discover that I had indeed locked the door — I just couldn’t remember doing it. Eventually, I trusted that if I left…

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