Get used to making changes for the better

Good habits are things we cherish. Bad habits, as the saying goes, are hard to break… so we think! Regardless of their category, we all have habits, no matter what!

Pulitzer-Prize winner Charles Duhigg present us readers with an interesting notion: If we are hardwired to develop habits, how can we utilize this inherent trait for our own personal advantage?

“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” entertainingly explains why habits exist, how they form and why, and most importantly how they can be changed. The author Duhigg presents a fascinating and fresh understanding of human nature and its potential. Imagine being able to achieve those personal or business goals simply by utilizing your mind’s natural ability to form habits!

“The Power of Habit” is more than just a self-help book; it also converges studies of social psychology, business methods, and social sciences, too! Just to get a better understanding of how our own minds make our behavior patterns was extremely interesting! With this approach outlined by the author, we might have the opportunities to bring about habitual change for our businesses, our communities, and most especially our lives.

What makes this book especially interesting is how it goes about explaining the ideas in a series of narratives that span three parts — the Habits of Individuals, the Habits of Successful Organizations, and the Habits of Societies. With stories that span the lives of regular people, to the scientific studies, to the board rooms of massive corporations, to those on the sidelines of the NFL, we are equally entertained and educated by Duhigg’s writing. Ultimately, Duhigg explains that essentially a habit is formed by a behavior which provides us a “reward”, be they good or bad!

Start a good habit and read this book!

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Ed and Cynthia Lynn Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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