Habits. That word often conjures up negative associations. Likely, because it brings to mind the bad habits you've acquired and want to be rid of Vices, if you will. But, let's not forget to think about the power of a good habit. How, with lots of practice and repetition, you can become skilled at complex behaviors. Your mind and body work together to establish patterns, which over time, make even the most complicated tasks easier. What if we could tap into that power? Could you learn a new language? Play the guitar? Write a book? Exercise more regularly? Could you transform your life? This entertaining and enlightening book that explores that notion. First thing to note about this book: it's not a self-help book. The Power of Habit dives into the topics of social psychology, clinical psychology and neuroscience. It uncovers real stories of successful leaders like Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz, former NFL coach Tony Dungy, civil-rights icon Rosa Parks, and how they channeled the power of habits. A first step, Duhigg says, is belief. Believe that change is possible.
An award-winning "New York Times" business reporter takes readers to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.