I should've listened to the reviewer who wrote "1 hour of useful info, 9 hours of stories" but all the perplexing positive reviews swayed my opinion. I'm 4+ hours in, and it's been about 15 minutes of actual useful information repeated at nauseam: habit is a trigger, followed by a routine then a reward. You can change the routine if the trigger and reward remain constant. There's very little information so far on HOW to identify triggers and how to go about changing the perhaps harmful routines which execute automatically. Sadly I have no intention of listening to 7 more hours of stories to see if the author ever gets to the point.
This book explores how habits affect us in our daily lives. Habits are the behaviors we execute without thinking and shape how we live in more ways than we realize.
Definitely recommend this book to anyone, especially those trying to make changes to their lives.
Good illustrative stories. Fascinating research. Appreciate the practical angle in the final chapters. Turns focus towards detrimental habits we have, and how to leverage knowledge of the habit loop to take control & change them. Sartre would five his stamp of approval on this one. We are condemned to be free.
I couldn't get enough of this book. I thought the speaker was very engaging and entertaining. The stories were educational and interesting and woven together very well. Most of all I feel empowered about changing my own personal habits and analyzing the habits of others. I do believe I will be listening again and highly recommending this book to anyone.
Well written with extremely engaging stories and examples. I plan on making this a life and habit changing result of my listening.