Most of us want to feel empowered, like we have control of our own lives. We want to make the choices about how we go through life, how we work, how we play and how we relate to people. But sometimes our best intentions are torpedoed by a silent force inside all of us. It is our small, silent but powerful army of habits. Habits are the way we behave automatically, the things we do without thinking. We have learned how to do them but we do not control them.