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The Power of Habit

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Hello all,

I have been reading the book "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg and it is eye riveting. I have learned a lot so far and it's an interesting book. I was wondering, do any of you know recommend other books that are about the same reading material? Thank you!
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I have not read this one, but if you view its product page on Amazon and then scroll down to the section "Customers who bought this item also bought", you might find a few ideas for your next read. Among those listed are several other bestsellers.
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Just an FYI, his latest book ties on nicely to Power of Habit (its about motivation). So its worth checking out as well.
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I liked that book as well. Who knew about toothpaste....

Anyway - some other self-help type books I've enjoyed that you may too if you like the Power of Habit:
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
- The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen Covey
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (This one is good if you consider yourself an introvert especially)
- Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
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emanuel_v19 wrote:Hello all,

I have been reading the book "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg and it is eye riveting. I have learned a lot so far and it's an interesting book. I was wondering, do any of you know recommend other books that are about the same reading material? Thank you!
I read it and agree that it is a great book. other similar books are Willpower and Deep Wořk.
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Thank you all! I will need to check those books out for sure.
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emanuel_v19,

What's the most important lesson you've learned from the book so far?

Thanks,
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The interesting part of the book is that it gives examples of habits that were applied to many things in life. Tons of information to grasp in fact. For me, on a personal level, I have learned that some of the habits I had, stemmed from my parents past behavior. It doesn't necessarily mean they were bad habits but they were habits that did not resonate with my character/personality. So not until recently, I figured out how to change those habits to become someone different. I will say, this book contains lots of information that builds a foundation to assist you into changing a bad/good habit. Most importantly, it gets you thinking which habits you may need to change.
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I read a slew of similar books a while ago, the Power of Habit was one of my favorites.

The others are:
The One Life Solution, Cloud
Making Habits Breaking Habits, Dean
The Willpower Instinct, McGonigal
The Brain that Changes Itself, Doidge
The Power of Habit, Duhigg
Mindsight, Siegel
Decisive, Dan Heath
Switch, Dan Heath
Learned Optimism, Seligman
Train your Mind, Change your Brain, Begley
The Mind and the Brain, Schwartz, Begley
Rewire your Brain, Arden
The Marshmallow Test, Mischel
Hardwiring Happiness, Hanson
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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg (follow-up to The Power of Habit)
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith (more applicable for habits in the workplace)
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
And haven’t read it yet, but hear good things about Grit by Angela Duckworth
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emanuel_v19 wrote:Hello all,

I have been reading the book "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg and it is eye riveting. I have learned a lot so far and it's an interesting book. I was wondering, do any of you know recommend other books that are about the same reading material? Thank you!
Just read the first chapter at the bookstore and bought it. Thank you very much for the heads up!
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Howard Donnelly wrote:emanuel_v19,

What's the most important lesson you've learned from the book so far?

Thanks,
Howard
I read this book a while ago, and my strongest memory is that you should replace bad hábits with Good ones ať trigger points.

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SheReadsHere719 wrote:Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg (follow-up to The Power of Habit)
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith (more applicable for habits in the workplace)
Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin
And haven’t read it yet, but hear good things about Grit by Angela Duckworth
I will be reading "Smarter Faster Better". Sounds like a good one!
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