The power of habit by Charles Duhigg is a fascinating book that examines the nature of human habits in the manner it moulds, shape and affects individual’, organizations’ and societies’ habits. Pinning from the prologue, Duhigg narrates about Lisa, a woman who provides good science materials for scientists as she was a chain smoker, a drunkard, obese and a deabeat who had failed to hold on jobs as she was hired and fired frequently. Later she decided to turn her life around at the age of 34 where she became vibrant and lean. To change her life she halted the habit of drinking, smoking as well as becoming debt free and secure a good job.
Over three years, psychologists, neurologists and sociologists, geneticists became curious and look into Lisa’s case as well as other individual who have portrayed destructive habits and managed to turn their life around in short period of time. The author aim is to deduce how Lisa and other similar victims managed to do change their life. For example, Lisa narrates that she realized she needed to change her life the moment her husband left her. This made her spiraled downwards to an extent of attacking and threatening her ex-husband’s girlfriend. At this point, Lisa had no job, no husband, and decided to leave for Egypt, her dream vacation...