Length: 400 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 53 minutes
First Published: 2012
In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles 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.
Quotes from The Power of Habit
Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.
The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can’t extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.
Rather, to change a habit, you must keep the old cue, and deliver the old reward, but insert a new routine.
Small wins are a steady application of a small advantage.