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.
the appendix was most the most useful part of the book. narrator's voice was irritating and too slow. bookmade some jumps in logic at times and the style of telling multiple anecdotes before making a point was annoying to me. got some good info from the book, but if you are looking for a book on how to change your habits, this is not it.
To anyone thinking about whether or not to listen to this book, first skip to the appendix at the end. Not to spoil any of what the author presents in the book but in order to get an outline as to what the author is talking about and how it can apply to your own life. The appendix is the most straightforward step by step solution to changing habits. The rest of the book goes into stories and how certain situations play out. I throughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone, even if you aren't looking to make a change. It opens your eyes to how and why we do the actions we do. I love the message that everything in life is in our control, we just need to change the habits.
Interesting first part with all the concepts. second part was a bit more confusing with different stories kicking in not really related to habits but pushed in order for them to be related. Moreover the concepts in this book have been recently revised and not accepted by the psychological community.