Change takes repetition. A recent study conducted by Phillippa Lally, health psychology researcher at University College London and published in the European Journal of Social Psychology has found that on AVERAGE a new behavior takes about 66 repetitions before it becomes automatic. That means IN REALITY it can take anywhere between 18-254 repetitions before you can form a better habit. Patience works; and like Lally’s research shows it doesn’t matter if you back track, just that you keep trying something besides the hamster wheel. You know that new way of talking you’ve just learned about? I’d like each of you to feel it’s a success at least 66 times.