I rated this book 4 stars. I would've given it a five but felt there were alot of times went he would over el9borated on stories and thereby loosing the point/connection behind it.
Other than that... great book!
This book is one of the most informative and well researched that I have read in some time. It was also one of the most entertaining. The stories about people, organizations, and even the civil rights movement were especially well-chosen to demonstrate the concepts, inspire the reader, and help us relate.
I learned a lot from this book about the nature of habits, how they are created, and how they change - a plethora of information that I certainly did not know before. Most importantly, the author ties everything together with a method on how to apply this knowledge to making desired changes to our own habits.
Habits are based on a cue, a routine and a reward.
To fix it - 1) Identify the cues (location, time, emotional state, people, preceding action)
2) Have a plan to change the routine for the same cue.
This summary in chapter 12 is all the take away I got as far as self help goes.
The rest are stories and interesting information that was engaging enough to go through. But not many take aways.
P.S. Probably the tenth book I have read with the Stanford marshmallow and Rosa Park story.
I was really looking forward to learning from this audiobook but was disappointed to find so much redundancy in the text. There are too much info and details put into each "story". You are supposed to learn from the stories but they are extremely time-consuming instead of getting to the point. The last chapter is what the writer should've spent more time on and elaborated more.
Not worth the time nor the money just find a summary of it instead.
long and boring which is disappointing because it was an interesting subject. I didn't care for the performance, but there isnt much to preform. Everything I want to know (real life application) was in the last chapter.
loved it, couldn't stop listening. extremely educational. ores are a must. life changing if you really follow through
I really enjoyed this book. The case studies were fascinating and it has some good starting points for creating new habits and breaking old ones. I've been able to apply what I've learned to my work and personal life.