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

Author: Charles Duhigg
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by nhexum   2018-11-10

This sub has a lot of resources, including what's in the automod response to your post.

I like this book quite a bit

by Slapbox   2018-11-10

I think this book talks about it, but I can't recall with certainty. The Power of Habit

I've definitely read a similar hypothesis somewhere if it's not there, and personally I believe it. Nature abhors a vacuum.

by riomarde   2018-11-10

That’s great! I don’t know what you think about books, but I recently finished my MBA and we spent a lot of time thinking about our own behavior and the behavior of people we might manage in the future. There’s a couple really life changing books I read, first is the The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are and Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown. Those were and are just great books about how to deal with being a person. She also has a TED talk by Charles Duhigg. He also has a TEDx Talk .

When you said that your conversation about your success gave you the power to stop eating too much, it reminded me so much of what I learned from Brene Brown about the power of vulnerability and really just connecting to yourself and others.

by Frore17   2018-11-10

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by hundredseven   2018-11-10

Build positive habits rather than negative habits. Having a personality which likes ha it’s is quite powerful, but obviously if you use it for ‘good’. To understand more about ha it’s and how to change I suggest reading: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by loves_polymers   2018-11-10

I recently read this book and I really enjoyed it too. I followed it with The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. They complimented each other well.

by Mikho   2018-03-31
That's really just basic habit loop -- trigger-action-reward -- that one needs to break by replacing action part with something different more useful. Pretty quickly one gets used to a new habit loop structure and the same old trigger now ignites some healthy action to receive the same old reward.

E.g. teeth-brushing habit: trigger - wake up, action - brush teeth, reward - freshness mint (or other) taste in your mouth. That's basically why a taste was added at all to a toothpaste -- to create a habit loop. Before that teeth-brushing powder/paste was tasteless and resulted in bad sales.

The same habit loop structure is used a lot to change bad habits or to integrate new habits in sports, military, etc. There is a very good book about it by Charles Duhigg:

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

by BinaryPeach   2018-03-19

Check out these two books, they really changed how I approached learning and really anything that involves time/practice/dedication.

The Power of Habit

Talent is Overrated

by Sle   2018-03-19

I learnt this from reading the book "The Power of Habit" . It covers the whole affair in detail, well worth a read.

by PerceptiveSentinel   2018-03-19

>I think that, the more you do, the more you want to do... Which is one reason why unemployment is so terrible, and why successful people seem to have about 30 hours in a day...

Read the Power of Habit - it elaborates on how the human mind works and how we can reprogram our brain to form any habits we want to, with the right amount of willpower and persistence of course. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg