I stumbled across Mini Habits, by Stephen Guise almost by accident. I was just scrolling through the recommended books on my Kindle, and it caught my attention. It happened to be on special, so I took a chance. I’m so glad I did.
I love this book!
It unexpectedly provided a piece to my life’s puzzle that I did not know was missing. And I believe that it’s the essential piece that is finally going to make the defining difference in my life.
Here’s the 5 star review I left on Amazon –
I’ve been a student of personal development for many years. I have, quite literally, read hundreds of books on the subject. I have accumulated a vast reservoir of knowledge, and yet I have not been able to create any real or lasting change in my life. Zip. Zero. Nada. I always thought it was my fault, but this book showed me that it’s the strategies espoused by mainstream personal development that are flawed, not me. Armed with this new knowledge, I am on my way to creating the life I was born to live. Read this book!
The modern Self-Help industry has a massive failure rate. Many people will attempt a program for a while, but then slip right back to where they were before they started. And then likely blame themselves for the failure. I know that’s exactly what I did for far too long. But it’s not necessarily people that are at fault, but the flawed strategies put forth by supposed experts.
In the book, Stephen Guise says this –
What if your failure to take action and stick to your plan was never a problem with you, but a problem with your strategy—the strategy that most of the world uses and endorses? And what if the science about human behavior, willpower, and the brain suggested a better alternative for sticking to your plans—one that is rarely practiced or promoted? And what if a shift to this new strategy changed everything for you, and no matter how you felt, you knew you could take action, reach your goals, form good habits, and change your life?
If you, like me, have largely failed in your personal development efforts, give this book a read. Stephen Guise will outline a simple, straightforward, and workable approach that might just make all the difference.