“Life changing, completely life changing” – that is what I was thinking after finishing this book. It was recommended by my Executive Coach Jill Livesey
My key take-aways were:
- To change habits we need to focus on our identity. If you identify as a non-smoker then you will be a non-smoker whereas if you think you’re trying to give up, that’s also what you’ll be doing.
- Creating habits is compounding both for or against you.
- Focus on creating systems rather than setting goals.
- Creating habits change your beliefs about yourself.
- Creating a trigger is the easiest way to create a habit.
- Habit stacking is using a habit ending to trigger the next habit and keep going.
- Good habits: make them obvious, attractive, easy & satisfying.
- Bad Habits: make them invisible, unattractive, difficult & unsatisfying.
Even though this book is positioned about creating good habits, its true value is to use it to create habits which will themselves change your identity and your self-beliefs. Changing those positively is life-changing, completely life-changing.