Charles Duhigg

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

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business is a book by Charles Duhigg, a New York Times reporter, published in February 2012 by Random House.
It explores the science behind habit creation and reformation. The book reached the best seller list for The New York Times, Amazon.com, and USA Today.


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438 printed pages
Original publication
2021

Impressions

    Darlene Kawilarangshared an impression4 years ago
    🔮Hidden Depths
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    Very thought-provoking and insightful. Also, this changed my life.

    b3806168930shared an impression10 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Очень познавательная книга. Книга, которая помогает изменить и избавиться от вредных привычек. В книги собрано много научного материала опираясь на который можно изменить в целом свою жизнь. Рекомендую

    Kassandra Zimmermanshared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile

    This book is informative. It offers many inspirational anecdotes. It draws on research studies. It also offers many practical examples of how to apply the information.

Quotes

    zuzuhasanli97has quoted5 years ago
    Small wins are exactly what they sound like, and are part of how keystone habits create widespread changes. A huge body of research has shown that small wins have enormous power, an influence disproportionate to the accomplishments of the victories themselves. “Small wins are a steady application of a small advantage,” one Cornell professor wrote in 1984. “Once a small win has been accomplished, forces are set in motion that favor another small win.”4.14 Small wins fuel transformative changes by leveraging tiny advantages into patterns that convince people that bigger achievements are within reach.4.15
    Luka Timofeevhas quotedlast year
    For a habit to stay changed, people must believe change is possible. And most often, that belief only emerges with the help of a group.

    If you want to quit smoking, figure out a different routine that will satisfy the cravings filled by cigarettes. Then, find a support group, a collection of other former smokers, or a community that will help you believe you can stay away from nicotine, and use that group when you feel you might stumble.

    If you want to lose weight, study your habits to determine why you really leave your desk for a snack each day, and then find someone else to take a walk with you, to gossip with at their desk rather than in the cafeteria, a group that tracks weight-loss goals together, or someone who also wants to keep a stock of apples, rather than chips, nearby.

    The evidence is clear: If you want to change a habit, you must find an alternative routine, and your odds of success go up dramatically when you commit to changing as part of a group. Belief is essential, and it grows out of a communal experience, even if that community is only as large as two people.
    zuzuhasanli97has quoted5 years ago
    Some habits, in other words, matter more than others in remaking businesses and lives. These are “keystone habits,” and they can influence how people work, eat, play, live, spend, and communicate. Keystone habits start a process that, over time, transforms everything.

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