I do like the premise of this book – habits can be formed through the repetition of small routines. You don’t have to think big – think small. Completing a marathon starts with putting your running shoes on every day. The book dissects how to create lasting habits, by finding and nurturing behaviours that are easy to do. As he likes to say, Behaviours = Prompts + Ability + Motivation. There are lots of takeaways here, thought the second half could’ve done with a trim as far too much padding with examples.
The only thing that put me off was the constant self-promotion and the labelling and capitalisation of his basic terms – Habiteers, for examples, are people who’ve been to his boot-camp or on his course. Could be my Britishness, maybe this wouldn’t grate Americans.
Still, a good book, an easy read, so a solid 4*.