The Power of Habit Book Review– The very essence of our childhood goes into the development of good habits. Every parent makes sure that all the core and good habits are embedded in the DNA of their child. But no one has ever given a single thought to why that is important. At least I haven’t and no one really does.
The exact thought randomly strikes my mind one fine evening and backed up with my growing interest in the self-help genre, I head straight to the book store to pick up a book that would help me understand the underlying logic behind this. And what better book than “The Power Of Habit” by Charles Duhigg.
When you read the book “The Power Of Habit” you get to realize the necessity and the value for the core embodiment of good values and morals. Like I did. The book is so extremely compelling that you can’t help but keep reading it until you reach the very last page.
But what makes the book so compelling? Is there something special or this is yet another self-help book with the very same content printed on its pages? What made me read this book to the very last? Should you read “the power of habit”? All these questions will be answered in the power of habit book review!
The Power of Habit Book Review | Book Overview
The only constant in our lives is CHANGE.
The thing is, we are all capable of change. It is the only constant in our lives. Amidst all this, some core values should not change. The values that form the basics of our lives.
Charles Duhigg and The Power Of Habits Overviews
Author Charles Duhigg is not just a name in the literature but also journalism. He is the new york times best-selling author of The Power Of Habit- Why we do what we do In Life and Business and a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter as well.
He has a boatload of knowledge about the formation of habits, productivity, getting things done efficiently. So, he is the one to count for whenever you need advice regarding any productivity issue!
The Power of Habit is one of his two New York Times best-selling books. The other one being “Smarter Faster, Better”. The Power Of Habit was released on 28 February 2012, by publisher Random House Trade Paperback. The book has been changing lives since then. It is a collection of short stories which the author has tried to explain in his own reporter kind of way.
Book Blurb | The Power of Habit
In his book “The Power Of Habit” the author has put forth behavioral science into practical self-improvement action, distilling advanced neuroscience into fascinating narratives of transformation.
The book is a simple work of curiosity. Why we do this? Why we do that? How some people transform themselves? How some people change and completely transform companies overnight?
The author has very carefully and mindfully tried and succeeded in bringing out the best of each answer through the questions he has made us ask ourselves.
One simple answer and logic through which the author has tried to explain everything is through the efficiencies of the human brain (the power of our subconscious mind).
In his book the power of habits, Duhigg has effortlessly explored the corners of successful people like Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Martin Luther King Jr., the CEO of Starbucks, and the locker rooms of the NFL. The author has talked to all of them to bring forward the so-called “secret of success”.
What to keep in from “The Power of Habit”?
Here are 5 golden lessons you can take away from “The Power of Habit” book.
- Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshape.
- The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can’t extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.
- Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.
- Willpower isn’t just a skill. It’s a muscle, like the muscles in your arms or legs, and it gets tired as it works harder, so there’s less power left over for other things.
- This process within our brains is a three-step loop. First, there is a cue, a trigger that tells your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use. Then there is the routine, which can be physical or mental or emotional. Finally, there is a reward, which helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future: THE HABIT LOOP.
What I liked the most in “The Power of Habit”? | My thoughts
The best part about The Power Of Habit is that it is research-oriented. I loved how this book uses research and explains how habits are formed and changed.
I am pretty sure we all know someone who was once a drinker, or was a chain-smoker, and then, what appears to have happened overnight, they got in shape, quit drinking, and became sober.
What they don’t know is that it didn’t happen overnight. It was their habits that changed everything. I also got the answer to my question on the importance of habits and why they need to be embedded in our veins.
The Power Of Habits is a masterpiece. One must read it to unfold the fullest potentials of their minds.
Star Ratings For The Book
I would definitely give this book 4/5 stars! Why am I keeping 1 star for me? Because of YOU! Read further to know why.
Reader Recommendation: Should you read “The Power of Habit”?
Is reading “The Power of Habit” worth it? Should you read “The Power of Habit”?
Absolutely! Reading “The Power of Habit” is totally worth it. It has 371 pages which might sound a lot at first but as you dive into the book, 371 pages feel like nothing. It is very easy to read. The writing style is very understandable. A major of credit for the simple writing style of the book goes to him working as a writer for The New Yorker.
If you are not a fan of storytelling, you might find this book a bit too much. This is why I kept a star to myself. All-in-all this is a good read. You should definitely read the book. Read this book with an empty mind so you understand things better!