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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg


This book describes how habits work in our lives and how to make use of them. A lot of people have changed their lives by focusing on changing their habits.

The most important principle is that a habit is made of three elements: cue, routine, and reward. Keep this in mind while progressing through this book.

The Power of Habit has many practical elements that can be very helpful when we want to change bad habits and create new ones. Bear in mind that you cannot remove habits from your life. You can only change them. The cue and reward stay the same; only the routine is replaced.

We used quite a big chunk of knowledge from The Power of Habit in designing this mobile application! HabitCoach is meant to be the keystone habit in your life. You will learn more about it later, as you progress through the habit ideas prepared by us.

About the Author

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" and "Smarter Faster Better".

Great ideas from this book


1. Identify your good and bad habits that you are not aware of.

Changing Habits

2. Change (or create) any habit by following these four steps.

3. To change strong habits, change your beliefs.

Habit-Changing Skills

4. Change your life by establishing a keystone habit.

Organization culture

5. Define the keystone habit in your organization in order to improve the grit of employees.


6. Plan ahead how you will react in critical situations.


7. Teach your child how to plan ahead by asking simple questions.