The Science of Success Habits
Habits are what we use to try to solve a perceived problem. When we encounter a new situation, our brain has to make a decision (solve the problem) and is rewarded when it does. We remember this next time, and the more times we take the action the more our neuron connections strengthen - Hence the saying "neurons that fire together wire together".
These neural pathways form deep grooves that make it easy for your brain to say "got that one, don't have to think about it anymore" which frees up energy to work on other tasks. Ex's of habits include starting your car, brushing your teeth, and grabbing your phone.
Despite what some "experts" might claim, there's no magic amount of time it takes to form a habit. Some habits can be formed in a matter of days, others can take months - it all depends on the complexity of the behavior and the unique relationship of the habit and the person. Developing success habits can take some time but that does not mean one should stop trying.
Habit formation is made up of four stages: 1) Cue (noticing the reward), 2) Craving (wanting the reward), 3) Response (obtaining the reward), and 4) Reward (temporarily satisfy us and we learn from).
It's all an endless feedback loop driving the majority of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.