Habits make life less complicated. If you always drive the same way to work, then it requires less brainpower to get there because you are used to the drive. But what if you are driving using a poor route? What if you are not driving using a better route just because you do not want to have to learn a new routine? Lew Sauder poses this question in a post for Consulting 101, and it is a compelling one. There are likely many instances in our lives where comforting habits are getting in the way of developing more efficient processes. Learning to identify them and then forcing ourselves to push past them are not easy things, but the alternative of sticking with the same processes forever sounds even worse, right?
For more thoughts, you can view Sauder’s post here: http://blog.consulting101book.com/take-time-save-time/