The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 

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Rating: 2 out of 5.

The book does what it says – it explains the power of habit. In the process, it ended up overexplaining the power of habit. It’s divided into several chapters. Based on the individuals, businesses, and how to manifest these in practice. The initial chapters introduce an idea about how to make habits stick. There needs to be a cue for triggering the task, and there’s a reward for completing the task successfully. This one single idea is stretched throughout the book. Using different stories in different scenarios. It felt repetitive. All the stories start in a fictitious tone, and somehow they end up in a preachy tone. Explaining how this cue-task-reward cycle helped achieve success in the story.

In Summary, I did not find it helpful. It felt stretched out, repetitive, and the cue-task-reward idea seemed overly exploited. The chapters failed to stick due to a lack of any actionable item.

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