Summary of “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

Summary of “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

This ebook is a summary of the lessons learned from the book “The Power of Habit.” It doesn’t replace the book’s reading, but it offers a quick way to get started in any habit related quest. Enjoy!

Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit” became an international success after its publication in 2012, quickly reaching best-seller status on the New York Times, Amazon, and USA Today.

The author spent many years studying human behavior. He developed a framework to help anyone start positive habits or eliminate negative ones.

Besides being useful to change your negative patterns, “The Power of Habit” will also help you better understand other people’s actions, impulses, and decisions — certainly, invaluable skills for any person keen to have better relationships or move up the career ladder.

In this summary, we will understand that habits are repeated actions. Therefore, the more you repeat a behavior, the more you reinforce the identity associated with that specific behavior.

habit can be seen as the opposite of a conscious decision – something we do without thinking, for instance, brushing our teeth or looking at our smartphones after a beep.

This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.

Charles Duhigg

Given the predictable nature of many aspects of our lives, our brains became very good at habit formation because it preserves cognitive resources, saving energy.

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By reading this summary of “The Power of Habit,” you will:

  • Examine Duhigg’s habit-forming structure, hence the essential steps for understanding and controlling habitual actions;
  • Understand how our brain works and what are the neurological aspects preventing us from abandoning old habits;
  • Learn to change old habits;
  • Create new patterns to reap new results in different life areas such as health, relationships, finances, nutrition, studies, etc.
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Creating and Changing Habits

Author: Roberto Simões
Files: Epub & PDF
Number of Pages: 23
Reading Time: approx 15 minutes
Size: 2.5 MB

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