I ignored comments explaining the problems with the book so I learnt my lesson the hard way. Lots of anecdotes, stories but serious lack of organisation of thoughts. More like an interesting conversation over few drinks where coherence isn't the priority. I'm still at loss as to how the whole habit games works. I expected something at the end but unfortunately nothing worth the time. To each his own it may help you though.
The book reveals things that are right under your nose that you do without thinking about : habits. Tells you why and how you have created those habits and techniques to break away from them.. The book also provides awesome examples to illustrate the power of habits. I love it and I'm working on my money habit and my urge to always volunteer.
The quality of the narration combined with the author's talent for storytelling make this a surprisingly easy listen. The appendix at the end provides concrete ways to apply the book's lessons to one's own life. Wonderful book.
I really enjoyed the opening of the book with the woman that changed her life for the positive. I thought that the author was setting up the rest of the book to be more along the lines of a self help, movitation piece but it was very much an investigation into the many different areas of habits in our daily lives. I thought that the topics were well researched but they seemed to drag a bit, and I didn't like how he jumped back and forth without completing his thoughts before switching stories. I get that he was trying to tie multiple examples together, but in audio form it came across as jumpy.
I would have focused on how the power of habit can be applied on a personal level to improve ones circumstances.
No, the topic was well covered.
awesome book, the habits insights make a difference with the background mental workings on how we fall into habits and how to exit from them.