• Andree DeCastro

The Power of Habit

Updated: Mar 18, 2018

The Power of Habit By Charles Duhigg

Are you having trouble with forming healthy habits?

If you do, I would highly recommend this book.

This book uses case studies from various individuals who have suffered from neurological illnesses, sociological impacts and psychological problems to find how habits are formed. This book is also a great book for those who are in the business field and are trying to help their companies grow. It uses psychological research studies to identify the importance of willpower.

A little teaser:

A psychological experiment conducted at Stanford in the 1960s tested the willpower of a group of four-year-olds. The kids were brought into a room and were presented with a selection of treats, including marshmellows. They were offered a deal: They could eat one marshmellow right away or if they waited a few minutes they could have two marshmellows. Then the researcher left the room. Some kids gave in to temptation while 30 percent of them managed to ignore their urges and double up on their treats when the researcher came back 15 minutes later. Years later these researchers tracked down these research participants and asked about their grades, SAT scores, ability to maintain friendships, and their capacity to "cope with important problems."

What do you think the researchers found? - Take a wild guess

The researchers discovered that the four year olds that delayed gratification the longest ended up with the best grades and with SAT scores 210 points higher on average than everyone else. They were more popular and did fewer drugs. More of this information is discussed in Chapter six of the book if you are interested. Go grab yourself a copy today and start making changes in your lives.

Remember guys, knowledge is power or should I say, willpower is power? LOL xD

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