This book is about how one can build good habits and break the bad ones. It is an extremely practical book so all that is mentioned can be applied in real life. Also, the advanced tactics given in the end were like icing on the cake. If followed, results are GUARANTEED! My least favorite part was the introduction that made me procrastinate reading this book for weeks! But somehow I gathered the strength to read further and then realized that it isn’t that bad. I broke some of my bad habits and am very consistent with the good ones. And about the physical appearance, the cover has a soft matt texture that feels good to hold, the size is big and also convenient at the same time and the font size is just perfect. The author gives real-life examples before the start of each chapter which I found interesting. For me, this book isn’t just about habits or how to develop good habits and discard bad ones, but it is more about understanding ‘why we behave the way we behave’. The author gives four laws of behavior change and each law provides a set of rules to create good habits and break bad ones. The laws are explained in detail giving a lot of examples.
Also, this book is filled with so many inspiring quotes! I love reading quotes when I feel low or demotivated and this book has so many good quotes. They are going on the whiteboard in my study room!
Some of my favorite ones are:
When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to permit yourself to be happy.
Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.
The outside world only sees the most dramatic event rather than all that preceded it.
Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results.
Energy is precious, and the brain is wired to conserve it whenever possible.
It’s crucial to show up when you don’t feel like it—even if you do less than you hope.
The people with the best self-control are typically the ones who need to use it the least.