This book was a delight to listen to. Each chapter explained the neurology of habits through different and interesting case studies. It ranged from addiction, to marketing campaigns and how songs become popular on the radio. I highly recommend it.
The stories could have been much shorter and still do the trick.
But it does give a good idea about how to change a habit
The narrator was great, the book brings a lot of information on company behavior as well as information about how our brains work. I want to listen to some chapters a second time. Great book!
I needed to break some habits that were distracting and taking me from more important things in my life. This book provided the understanding and steps that I must do to break these undesirable habits.
I liked the new ideas. Sometimes I wish he would explain certain examples a little bit more because I find myself a couple times asking "what does this have to do with habits." Anyhow, I enjoyed it!
All of my life I've been struggling with becoming almost successful at something and then letting it all fall apart after receiving modest praise. I believe this has to do with my upbringing. Whereby I would try a little get some praise then get ignored until I botched it up and then get tons of attention. This is a very common parental pattern. A good child is ignored, a failure gets all of the attention. So to prevent this from happening to your child don't start this Cycle with them. After reading this book I feel I have the rudimentary tools to do something about it. I will see how far I can go.
This is a captivating subject and the balance of personal experience, clinical research and motivational irony. it's not necessary new material, but the method in which it was brought to bear carries a much heavier bat to knock the concept out of the park in a mostly enjoyable way. It's definitely worth reading and pulling out your favorite ideas, methods or quotes to apply in your life.
However........I have to be open on this before you buy it. Some topics drone on and on and on. Than later their mentioned again and drone on, and on, and on. It's like the author gets stuck in neutral at times. it all could have been said in half the book. This is what I call kicking the living horse (because the topic is very much alive and important).
Hope this helps. Make sure you listen to all of it before moving on to another book or you my just skip the rest of this one.