The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Summary

The Power of Habit tells the story of how different individuals, organizations, and societies changed their entire future by changing their habits. Each story breaks down the main components of each habit and illustrates their formations. The book ends by giving practical advice on how to break a bad habit, but more importantly how to create new ones.

 5 Things That You Will Learn

#1 How to Recognize The Pattens of a Habit

There are three parts of a habit, the cue, the routine, and the reward. Immediately, you learn how researchers found these three components and how to recognize each part in your day to day life.

#2 The Golden Rule of Habit Change

There are many ways an individual, organization, or society can achieve habit transformation, but the Golden Rule creates greater levels of initial success and increases the longevity of habit change.

#3 The Benefits and Recognization of Keystone Habits

Keystone habits produce results that positively influence other habits, and they create a chain reaction of new routines that develop without conscious effort.

#4 How to Control Cravings

Cravings are a vital part of the habit loop, and understanding how and why they control your habits will give you leverage on how to change the habits associated with them.

#5 How Change Other People’s Habits

While reading this book, you will start to notice the habits that control you and those around you. You will learn how ordinary people made specific changes in their habits, and how those changes influenced others to do the same which created multiple, industrial and national, movements.

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