Monday, September 7, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


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ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

MY REVIEW:

Have you ever wondered how someone else's house can always be clean when you can't seem to keep up in your own home?  Or how certain people remain thin and fit while others pack on the pounds year after year?  This book will help you understand how powerful habits are in our day-to-day lives, even when we don't realize it, and how just a few habits (good or bad) can have a domino effect on many others.

I found this book to be fascinating. Understanding how habits work in our lives allows us to consciously make the changes necessary - eliminating bad habits and initiating good ones - in order to achieve the things that we want in our lives. The hard part is simply making the choice to take control of our habits and our lives.