11 best books on habits to help you build better habits and their life-changing effects.
WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO. EXCELLENCE, THEN, IS NOT AN ACT, BUT A HABIT. –Aristotle
Successful people aren’t born that way, they become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.
Use 21/90 rule, it takes 21 days t build a habit and 90 days to build a lifestyle.
1. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE –By Stephen R. Covey
“If we keep doing what we’re doing. We’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.”
“Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.” —Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive.
‘The 7 habits of Highly Effective People’ is a book that aims at providing its readers with the importance of character ethics and personality ethics. The author talks about the values of integrity, courage, a sense of justice and most importantly, honesty. The book is a discussion about the seven most essential habits that every individual must adopt to in order to live a life which is more fulfilling.
2. THE POWER OF HABIT –By Charles Duhigg
“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.”
In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporterCharles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.
Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
3. ATOMIC HABITS
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”
World-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered a simpler system for transforming your life. He knows that lasting change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions.
In this ground-breaking book, Clear reveals how these tiny changes will help you get 1 percent better every day. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships and your life. He calls them atomic habits.
4. WILLPOWER –By Roy Baumeister and John Tierney
“For most of us, though, the problem is not a lack of goals but rather too many goals.”
Willpower revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.
5. THE ONE THING –By Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
“Success is actually a short race- a sprint fuelled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.”
The book, The One Thing, explains how the habit to succeed can be incorporated in our life to overcome the hurdles like the lies that will block our success, the thieves that will steal our time and increase our concentration in the purpose, the way we prioritize and the productivity of our business. The book comes in handy for people indulged in business and helps them increase the efficiency of their work and remove the hindering factors. The book is easy to read and substantial in the ideas it conveys.
The One Thing is a book that focuses on how to avoid perplexing distractions that come on one’s way. By doing this, they can concentrate on the one thing that is the most important at that point of time.
6. DRIVE –By Daniel H. Pink
“Find what drives us.”
In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.
Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offer smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.
7. THE WILLPOWER INSTINCT–By Kelly McGonigal
“A short practice that you do every day is better than a long practice you keep putting off to tomorrow.”
Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn:
• Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
• Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health.
• Temptation and stress hijack the brain’s systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower
• Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control.
• Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control.
8. HIGH PERFORMANCE HABITS –By Brendon Burchard
“Excellence comes from an internal standard that asks, “How can I deliver beyond what’s expected?”
THESE SIX HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY.
After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed. Adopt these six habits and you win. Neglect them and life is a never-ending struggle.
Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it.
9. REWIRE –By Richard O’Connor
“You know very well what the right choice is, yet you keep making the wrong one.”
In Rewire, O’Connor, shows we actually have two brains—a conscious deliberate self and an automatic self that makes most of our decisions—and how we can train the latter to ignore distractions, withstand temptations, and interrupt reflexive, self-sabotaging responses. Rewire gives readers a road–map to overcoming the most common self-destructive habits, including procrastination, excessive worrying, internet addiction, overeating, risk-taking, and self-medication, among others. By learning valuable skills and habits—including mindfulness, self-control, confronting fear, and freeing yourself from mindless guilt—we can open ourselves to vastly more successful, productive, and happy lives.
10. MINI HABITS –By Stephen Guise
“One small step + desired behaviour = high probability of further steps.”
The science in Mini Habits exposes the predictably inconsistent results of the most popular personal growth strategies and reveals why mini habits are consistent. A mini habit is a very small positive behaviour that you force yourself to do every day; a mini habit’s “too small to fail” nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy. People so often think that they are the reason they can’t achieve lasting change, but the problem isn’t with them—it’s with their strategy. You can achieve great things without the guilt, intimidation, and repeated failure associated with such strategies such as “getting motivated,” resolutions, or even “just doing it.” To make changes last, you need to stop fighting against your brain. When you start playing by your brain’s rules—as mini habits show you how to do—lasting change isn’t so hard.
11. MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS –By Carol S. Dweck
“Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?”
After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
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