Premise: bad habits get you in trouble, good habits are good, you can break bad habits by learning good habits. It is not as easy as it sounds. (Now that you have read the book, you don't have to buy it). A very irritating reader who sounds like his is poking you in the chest all throughout the book. A one idea book, as many of them are, with lots of illustrations, only a few of them relevant.
I wonder why I think about anything I do if my actions are based on triggers that I cannot control.
There is a lot of interesting information in the book. The part where the ability of the brain that controls activities was new to me. Brain imaging and the like. I can see where this would help physicians in treatment of patients. But developing positive habits is more difficult than the author would lead you to believe. Emotions often interfere with the best laid habits. When I am chasing a tennis ball, my habits would result in hitting a controlled shot on the run. But my emotions make me want to smack the ball. And the occaisonal success just makes me want to do it more.
I found the section on Target most fascinating and troubling. Fascinating because consumers can be so predictable that computer programs can identify patterns that are quite accruate. And troubling because the result is that when I log into Amazon, I am offered products based on what I have bought before. I am like the father whose daughter received a Target ad for pregnancy products. I don't want someone else to know what I want before I know it myself.
Definately. To make sure I really remember what was said and the way it was said, Important things maybe "forgotten" due to the brain be used to do in one specific way.
did not have the chance yet.
The power of habits and how we can work to make our actions go the way we want/need.
I really recommed it. It gives multiple different scenarios and situations some that someting we don't even realize.
Narrator changes voice to imitate other people, and it is very annoying, especially when he squeaks to imitate women.
Yes, because it gets to the heart or science of what habits are and how to change them. And all of us have habits we wish we could change.
How to break down the components of what a habit consists of and how that is useful in altering or changing the habits we want to change in our life.
To date Mike Chamberlain is the best reader that I have had the pleasure of listening too. His reading is rich with inflection and appropriate speed and emotion for the context. I will be buying some other books in part based on his narration !
I recommend this book because it gives you examples of why habits form. By understanding how they form one can identify cues,routines,and rewards. Thus, this book makes it easier to understand how complex habits form; making it easier to prescribe them.
This is the first audio book I've listened to since I was a kid and I had forgotten why audio books are popular. If you have the time, reading is great, but for those that feel rushed the majority of the time, audio books are the way to go. I listened to most of this book while driving. I usually listen to music while driving or talk radio but I think I've found a new medium to devote that time to, especially on long trips.
I like that the story was about something that affects me without knowing it. I learned much about why my habits are and have been and how best to confront them and change them for the future.
He did an awesome job. Just all around great. There was one section that sounded like it had a slightly different production quality towards the end but that's not Mike's fault.
How to analyze my habits and how to change them.
First audio book in probably 25 years and it was a great experience. Definitely plan on listening to more.
Enlightening, Inspiring and Disturbing
The summaries of studies that had been completed and published were very interesting and supported the other parts of the book nicely.
I was a little disturbed by the tactics marketers use to market to people. I can't shop at Target now without finding an ulterior motive in everything they give/send me.
This book was an insightful read and really made me look at the things I do each day in a different way. It inspired me to attempt to change some of my own habits.
Relevant. Enlightening. Ear-Pricking.
I really enjoyed the segment on Tony Dungy where the implementation of habit change really showed itself. Truly brought home the power of a culture of practice and continual improvement, and the importance of belief.
Mike is a captivating narrator and is someone I would listen to regardless of the book.