Old Habits Die Hard

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Old Habits are Hard to Break

I learned how to type on a manual typewriter 50 years ago. I still type the same way. Old habits are hard to break. Here’s why:

“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma Demystified” and QI Macros [software].

“Back when I was a teenager, my mother was convinced that I needed to learn how to type and so I took a summer typing course at the high school. We had those old Remington manual typewriters, right? We had to whack the key to make it fly up there and hit that ribbon hard enough that you would make a decent impression on the paper.

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog.

Old Habits Die Hard

Ever caught yourself doing something from habit that makes no sense anymore? Here’s how it applies to Lean Six Sigma:

“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma For Hospitals” and QI Macros [software].

“Last week I went out to eat breakfast and I ordered two eggs over medium with some hash browns. When my eggs showed up, I cut them up with a knife and a fork and then I sat there and I mashed the eggs into kind of like a scramble. I thought, “Oh my gosh, that’s how my dad always ate his eggs.”

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights.