Breaking Bad Habits, Building Better Ones: Lessons from Duhigg

PINAR TURGUT
3 min readFeb 20, 2024

“Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.” — Charles Duhigg

I recently stumbled upon a game-changing book that I just had to share with you. It’s called “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, and let me tell you, it’s a total game-changer.

A world where habits hold the key to unlocking success in both life and business. Duhigg takes us on a fascinating journey, weaving together captivating stories that unveil the science behind why we do what we do.

The Everyday Hero

One of my favorite tales is about Lisa, a woman who transformed her life by focusing on a single keystone habit. Her journey is not just inspiring but proof that even the smallest changes can lead to remarkable transformations.

“Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.” — Charles Duhigg

Duhigg delves into the corporate world, sharing the story of how habits can make or break companies. He takes us behind the scenes of successful organizations, unveiling the power of organizational habits that set them apart.

The Impact

After devouring this book, I found myself looking at my daily routines with fresh eyes. I identified habits that were holding me back and implemented small changes that had a profound impact. It’s like having a secret weapon for personal growth.

“This is the real power of habit: the insight that your habits are what you choose them to be.” — Charles Duhigg

Professionally, the book has been a game-changer. Understanding the science of habit formation has given me an edge in shaping positive routines within my team, fostering a culture of productivity and success.

So, my friend, if you’re ready to uncover the secret sauce of success, I highly recommend diving into “The Power of Habit.” It’s not just a book; it’s a roadmap to transforming your habits, your life, and your business. Trust me; you won’t look at habits the same way again.

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