In May’s bookclub book, The Power of Habit – we’ve been talking a bit about why we do what we do – how to understand our habits (good or bad) and how to use that part of our brain as a way to strengthen our lives instead of being controlled by them.
Otherwise, feel free to jump in to this conversation and share what your thoughts were below.
Discussion: Free For All
We’ve covered a lot of topics – but maybe something jumped out at you that you’d like to talk about?
Here are my final thoughts on the book, I’d love to hear yours too!
When I was reading through this book, I was all inspired to take action, be the change, start new things and stick to them. Kinda like that buzz you get around New Years… you know, before you get too old to realise that, actually… most of those resolutions will never stick, so… meh… why bother…
The most important takeaway from this entire book (for me), was that changing habits is possible. After years of trying to quit the bad – trying to create some good etc… it’s hard to believe that YES! It can be done, but I feel excited – now understanding the process a little better and having some clearer focus on where to begin.
Keeping accountability is important, so when you are all fired up – NOW is the time to take action and go join a support group – or get a group of friends who can support you, and maybe even join you in creating this new habit, or ditching an old one.
Habits get formed early. They never really go away, once they are in there, they are there for good.
It’s more about transforming that habit into something better. Understand why you’re doing what you are doing and then mould that habit to a more positive one that gives you a pay off, some kind of reward. Default mode, slipping back into old habits is tough, but once you realise that you are working toward something bigger than the small payoff – it can be a little easier to refocus and get back to developing better serving habits.
That starts by just looking at what your personal triggers are, what your actions/behaviours to those triggers are – and then, what it is that you are getting as a reward.
Seeing this gives you a super power over your subconscious decisions.
- What were your biggest takeaway’s from this book?
- How do you stay strong and boost that willpower when you’re feeling low?
- Have you had any great breakthrough’s you’d like to share?
- Do you have any suggestions for other books we could read together?