Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
First Written 2013
Genre Nonfiction
Origin US
My Copy library audiobook
First Read October 23, 2020

The Power of Habit

This is firmly in the roll-my-eyes category of business books but man, I found it really interesting! Suffers from the same 'should've been a blog post' problem as most in its genre, but still a really compelling argument for the power of habits. Notably:

- how habits that seem dangerously close to cognitive tasks can be learned even without conscious awareness
- how to think of a habit as a combination fo a cue, routine, and reward
- how to think about swapping those components - you can build or break a habit by keeping the cue and reward the same but swap a destructive routine for a positive one
- an argument that a belief in the possibility of change (eg, expressed in AA as the Higher Power) is critical to actually making change

Noted on December 23, 2020

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