Where possible, I like to summarize useful information with helpful pointers and links to relevant articles. In this case, James Clear has done this for us.
I think that the comments on mental errors, mental models, and procrastination are very helpful. Read on …
The Decision Making Guide: How to Make Smart Decisions and Avoid Bad Ones
This blog post is quite a nice summary of the most useful part of Charles Duhigg’s best–selling book, The Power of Habit.
When we are trying to be better, we usually focus on the decisions that we make. We hope that if we can just make better decisions, then we could be better people.
Habits, however, define much more of our day than our decisions do. The power of habit is part of the reason that changing our lives can be so hard. However, if we can understand how to change our habits, the power of habit can make change much more powerful and permanent.
Every habit you have has a
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You can take advantage of this to learn how to change the habits that shape your life. Start by looking at the habits that you have — analyze it. What is the reminder, the routine, and the reward? Once we identify the habit, we can start to think about how to change it.
You can take advantage of this to learn how to change the habits that shape your life.
If you want a short summary of this powerful book, I think that James Clear summarizes it well.
Rev. Charles Bayard Miliken, Methodist Episcopal, Chicago.
American pastor Robert Schuller
This book has been a surprise influence on me more than any other in recent memory. I have other books that still are more important to me, but this one changed the way I think about my day and about how habits influence my life.