My Keystone Habit.
One of my favorite purchases last year was a subscription to Audible. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a subscription based service that offers you an extensive library of books you can LISTEN to. :)
The reason why I chose to listen to audiobooks is primarily because I instantly fall asleep when I read most books. Not because they are boring, but because my body has some sort of turn off switch. It’s like I read one word and BAM! Lights out. Listening to audiobooks engages me. Plus, I can listen in the car to and from anywhere I go.
Here’s the big reason why I’m doing this. Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit,” calls it a “Keystone Habit”. Basically, it’s a positive habit that sparks another positive habit. Here’s an example: If you exercise, you have a greater potential of choosing better foods to eat each day.
For me, the hope is that if I create the habit of reading/listening to audiobooks that it will help me to build the habit of learning. One thing I know, all leaders are constantly learning and I want to be that kind of leader.
So, here is my reading list. My hope and prayer is that, by doing this, I create a Keystone Habit that influences the rest of my life.
What’s your reading list or “Keystone Habit”? I’d love to hear from you.
My first quarter (January — March) of 2017 Audible Reading List
- Divine Direction — Craig Groeschel
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less — Greg McKeown
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — Charles Duhigg
- H3 Leadership: Stay Hungry. Be Humble. Always Hustle. — Brad Lomenick
- Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small — Mark Batterson
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance — Angela Duckworth