The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Book Review by Leo Trevino

Ever wonder where all your everyday routines come from? Or perhaps you’ve noticed yourself at one time or another that “you have this old habit” that you can’t ever kick.
Ever met anyone who swears they can’t stop smoking, or gambling, or any other habit that can be destructive? What drives these habits to continue on? And can we change them!?!
Charles Duhigg has the answer in his book The Power of Habit

The book gives us an opportunity to explore how habits are formed, and more importantly, ways to change them.

Here are my key takeaways…

  • All habits that are formed have a type of loop they create. You will have a cue, which leads to a routine, which then leads to a reward.
  • When one has a craving for this reward it determines how strong the habit becomes.
  • If you change your habits, its’ mostly done by changing the routine and leaving the cue and reward alone.
  • Belief is needed completely to change a habit.
  • They are things called keystone habits. Changing one of these habits can have a positive ripple effect on many other habits.
  • Making something new seem familiar like an old habit, can help people be more willing to except them.
  • By being aware of your habits, you have taken the first step to change them.

There are many great stories and real-world examples as well throughout the book.

One of my favorite parts is a complete step-by-step guide to changing any habits you want to change.

Really good book for those who want to change their “bad” habits and want create new “good” habits that help them get their goals!

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