sql Sarah (9/23/2016)
I read that on average, it takes adults 32 times of doing anything to make it a habit!!
I find that hard to believe. I know that the people on this forum are certainly of above average intelligence. However I have found that 2-3 times is sufficient for me. Since I don't believe I am that unusual, I think 32 is inaccurate.
Now I also think it depends on two factors, and maybe that is what the article you read was talking about.
For example, if I have one thing to do, say coding a loop in C++, and I do it 2-3 times in a day, and continue using it at least weekly thereafter, I have it down within 3 tries.
However, if I do something 3 times over a period of a year, with a multitude of other unrelated tasks in between, that isn't enough except for the simplest tasks.
So, 32? Not for most people for most things. Maybe 5 for average people, maybe 10, some people being less and some more. Maybe the person who wrote that was a journalist writing an article about how long it takes the media to get a story reported honestly... 🙂