by James Clear

I totally geeked out on this book! I am a productivity consultant and success coach who loves to study human behavior and keep abreast of research and trends that pertain to my expertise. And that includes devouring as many books on the topic as I have time to read or listen to.

What I particularly liked about this book is that it was delivered in bite-size manageable chunks that were easy to follow and implement. The author, James Clear, structured the concepts well into various rules, reviews each rule at the end of a chapter, and offers additional resources on his website. He weaves in a few anecdotes, case studies, etc. and sometimes refers to well-established research and principles, like the work of Charles Duhigg (author of The Power of Habit). But his sweet spot seems to be synthesizing a lot of complex information into easily digestible mantras or rules. The beauty of this simplicity is that more people may be able to implement the concepts. So in that sense, he is helping readers do something that I am quite fond of — move from thinking to doing.

If you’re looking for an accessible book on creating and sticking to habits, give this one a try.