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.
This book contains a lot of useful information and unique ways of looking at habits. The stories and examples are diverse and eye-opening. I found a lot of good points that I wanted to share with others.
I felt like the author was really reaching to prove his points. so many different factors contributed to the stories in this book, but the author makes it seem like it's all because of the power of habits.
This is a very interesting book that changes the way you think about how you live your life. Mike Chamberlain does a superb job reading the book to us. It really makes the book sing. I enjoy reading novels and I'm not sure I would've read this book but having it read to me by Mr. Chamberlain was truly enjoyable.
For a book labeled as a self improvement book, there is very little information that one can use to actually improve their life: only a twenty minute appendix at the end about not eating a chocolate chip cookie. Random events skewed as events to support conclusions about habits.
This was a great book. Whether you are interested for personal growth, as an entrepreneur, or are a sports nut, this book offers relatable example and stories. It did seem that the author struggled with concluding the book, but it was nothing more then an awkward finish to a good book.