The world’s leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small.
Myth: Change is hard. Reality: Change can be easy if you know the simple steps of behavior design.
Myth: It’s all about willpower. Reality: Willpower is fickle and finite, and exactly the wrong way to create habits.
Myth: You have to make a plan and stick to it. Reality: You transform your life by starting small and being flexible.
BJ Fogg is here to change your life - and revolutionize how we think about human behavior. Based on 20 years of research and Fogg’s experience coaching more than 40,000 people, Tiny Habits cracks the code of habit formation. With breakthrough discoveries in every chapter, you’ll learn the simplest proven ways to transform your life. Fogg shows you how to feel good about your successes instead of bad about your failures. Whether you want to lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or be more productive each day, Tiny Habits makes it easy to achieve.
Already the habit guru to companies around the world, Fogg brings his proven method to a global audience for the first time. Whether you want to lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or exercise more, Tiny Habits makes it easy to achieve.
Seems ill-suited to being an audiobook
It’s well narrated, but I’m not sure it’ll hold my attention. Here’s why. Inside of the first hour of the book, you’ll get prompted to download a PDF of something. This is a problem for those of us who listen to audio books in the car. It’s unlikely I’ll remember “go to somewebsite dot com, click on something” hours later when I’m not driving anymore.
Only if you're high-functioning...
Too much homework. Exercises to complete. PDF's to download. Steps to list. Charts to graph. The writer doesn't seem to understand how effectively this shuts off most people's brains upon hearing and almost comically ignores his own procedural advice in this way.
Makes a lot of assumptions about a persons baseline abilities and perceptions, and for the help of how it looks closer at impulse, it really only scales into the same problematic core issues for the solutions it proposes. So the aha novelty diminishes pretty quickly. These ideas do almost nothing for my addictive personality for example.
While it does mostly observe distractions and ideas about removing them, motivation and prompt's edge of defining elements as described in the book are too vague and are not qualified with nuance for someone truly conflicted or anxious.
Mostly for high-functioning people who can be led by a leash.
One of the practice exercises has already become a habit for me. This is a game-changer for anyone interested in behavior change for themselves or others. As a parent of a young child, and as an adult with ADHD, I now know how to modify and cement behaviors effectively, and without strain or self-flagellation. He’s got me interested in becoming a certified Tiny Habits coach!