The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Wall Street Journal • Financial Times
In The Power of Habit,award-winning business reporterCharles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

With a new Afterword by the author
“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins
“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habitis an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”Financial Times
“A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
“You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of DriveandA Whole New Mind
“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”The New York Times Book Review

Book Reviews


A great book5 star

This book is awesome really and I love it so much, it deserves to be read55


Will Change Lives5 star

The examples that this book took me through were extraordinary. I learned so much about habits, what they are, how they help, and how to change them. I am an aspiring psychologist, and I use what I’ve learned from this book in so many of my teachings, for most things we do are habits. Truly taught me so much, I need to get it for my bookshelf!55


Catalyst for change5 star

This book compelled me to get my anger and smoking under control.55


Very good5 star

This book isn’t a magic pill to end all bad habits or create an array of good habits, but it does a fantastic job of breaking down the psychology of habits. The book was easy to read even with all the science so that even those that are intimidated by medical talk can follow along with all the examples and studies. I haven’t used the information in this book to revamp my life, but I have all the confidence that I CAN now. I’m very excited and am glad I made this purchase!55


It is good but there are better2 star

It’s amazingly easy to understand how to get rid of bad habits , but for me it was too bored sometimes , it’s my opinion. ( some might disagree) for the price , you could read better books with the same Perspective.25


Great read4 star

One of the best books I read following the principles by Ray Dalio. It has given great insights into understanding what goes under forming breaking and changing habits. If you are struggling to make those changes in life and struck with figuring out the how, I strongly suggest this book.45


Fascinating read5 star

We learn so much about ourselves, our bodies, our minds, our habits in books this informative! The test subjects in the stories were dissected, detailed and written out in simplest of fashion. Gotta read again soon....Next time around I’ll be sure to take some notes.55


Helpful Book5 star

This book is very helpful in learning how habits develop and how to change the habits you want to change. It provides the way to develop new more productive habits.55


The Power Of Habit5 star

I love this book! It’s powerful in the since of we could all find habits we all have good/bad, like/dislike, easy/hard, or harmless/painful and what this book does is give light on our everyday habits some we might already know about some not. This book also provides ways to bring a habit into our life or change existing one. Worth a read for everyone for sure.55


Must read5 star

I had to read this in a college class and I loved this book so much. It taught me alot about habits and how they work. I was able to stop biting my finger nails after applying tips mentioned in the book. I’d highly highly recommend this book.55

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