Did you know water is the most apt analogy for how a habit works? That the will to believe is the most important ingredient in creating the belief to change? Start building good keystone habits as you learn how through powerful, relatable stories and psychology.
Engaging book throughout.
from how stores use habits to predict your coupon needs to how you drop into a routine without giving any thought to it, this book deconstructs what a habit is, how it works, and why we do them. excellent book
It was like a specialty course of psychology. It ones in depth with many anecdotes explaining the research and application of habit science. The author even breaks it down at the end with a short guide of how to discover and overcome bad habits.
It would be better if the Sutherland went straight on point not to mention this long and boring stories. It would be better if I read the the information right ahead instead of reading the whole story to understand it.
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A great book that outlines the habit loop of routines, cues, and rewards of individuals, organizations, and societies. The appendix gives an outline on how to immediately put into action the power of habits, namely shifting old ones into new ones.
The content of this book is a guide to behavior science and the secret to why some teachers can manage classrooms and others struggle with daily discipline. I am going to recommended this for a book study with my teachers and school psychs this year.
Really enjoyed the story analogies.
Trigges by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter piggy backs off The power of habit by adding additional thought.
Story of Coach Tony Dungy...powerful
take note of the why.
Scientific to the core, this book is loaded with information to help the reader understand and take control of their habits. However, the case studies are truly what makes this book memorable. You will come away astonished at the fascinating and weird ways our brains operate in addition to learning practical information. You will feel like you're on a journey of discovery yourself.
In other words, this book is almost more about blowing your mind with the awesome weirdness of human psychology than about the science of habits. But I think the time spent on stories is essential to helping readers to grasp the points, precisely because of our psychological makeup. And hey, it's incredibly interesting.
Again, I don't want to imply that this is short of science at all. Whether you're hoping to succeed in quitting addictions, losing weight, becoming a star athlete, marketing a product, or transforming a company, this book examines real-life success stories and the science behind their success.
Something to note is that this book might not be right for very conservative people, since the author does briefly discuss religion and homosexuality in separate occasions.