The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg
Year of publication
When I read it
September 2015
What I thought

4 stars

Choice Highlights

So he sought help from a physician whose tolerance for experimentation outweighed his fear of malpractice

When people are asked to do something that takes self-control, if they think they are doing it for personal reasons—if they feel like it’s a choice or something they enjoy because it helps someone else—it’s much less taxing. If they feel like they have no autonomy, if they’re just following orders, their willpower muscles get tired much faster.