The Power of Habit ... in 30 minutes The basil ganglia portion of the brain can’t always distinguish between a positive habit and a destructive one, thereby complicating our ability to successfully mediate our own patterns. Bad habits, then, are always “lurking there, waiting for the right cues and rewards.”Note: I'll just take a peek is a trigger that caused you to relapse many times. So you must avoid acting upon that cue. In fact, he says the identification of the correct rewards for cravings is essential to the success of a consumer product or service.Note: You must find the right reward. Multiple studies have shown that you can’t completely get rid of bad habits. Instead, in order to change a bad habit you must keep the old cue and deliver the old reward while inserting a new routine. This new routine must satisfy old cues and reward urges.Note: Trigger and reward must be same but routine must be changed.