The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Book Review

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The key to internalizing new habits is:

  • The trigger or cue (put your running clothes next to your bed)
  • The Activity or routine (the actual habit, running in this case)
  • The reward (whatever works for you, video suggests small piece of chocolate)

Divide the habit you want to create or get rid of into these sub components and figure out which part is easiest to change or influence for you.

The Power of Habit by Charles DuhiggThe Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries. The book explains why habits exist and how they can be changed. Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

Learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying. Why others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work. Where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us know what habits are you trying to get rid of.

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