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Superhuman by Habit: A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time

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Our willpower is limited, yet we rely on it every day to get our tasks done. Even if we build willpower slowly over time, it's never enough to reach all of our goals. The solution lies in habit creation, the method by which we transform hard tasks into easy ones, making them automatic and independent of our will power.

Each of us has millions of habits, in how we do our wo
Kindle Edition, 101 pages
Published September 9th 2014
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I regularly read and enjoy a blog called "Zen Habits". This book shares much of the same philosophy, that building habits is a muscle best exercised daily, starting with small changes that make it easy to succeed. I've utilized this method and think it has a lot of promise if you actually implement the ideas suggested. I use a simple little app on my phone to help me track my new habits which gives me a sense of accomplishment and some positive reinforcement. Don't overwhelm yourself with too mu ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who want better lives instead of worse ones
Shelves: self-help
Not much that I didn't know about the art of habit-building already -- but I've gotten lazier lately and I wanted to build some more habits and rebuild some I abandoned. And I love Tynan's writing, so I wanted to give his book a go. If you've already read any of Zen Habits, or really, any other self-help blog or book, you'll probably know the strategy already. It's really not especially hard, but it's always nice to be reminded and learn a few new things, and it served as a little motivation for ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: managing-self
There are some golden nuggets of advice to be found here... but brace yourself for the bouts of ‘teaching grandma to suck eggs’ peppered all over:)
Zaki Shaheen
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is loaded with practical advice. The most dense book in terms of value delivered per word written. Even though its small, it encompasses everything to put one on a path to a well managed life. Highly recommended!
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about how building good habits and being consistent with those habits can make a man a superman. Author tells about about how he does it in this book. Here are some notes that i took:
1. When people learn that I write every single day, study a foreign language every day, work on my big projects every day, eat healthy every day, work out every other day, and maintain a consistent sleep schedule, they marvel at the deep well of self discipline that I have. In truth, though, it's all
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, 2017
A long but informative blog post.
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, ebook
For those of us well-versed in the genre of personal-development, there's nothing new here. This is one of the many good books about habits to have come out after 2010, written with verified scientific approaches in mind. So why read this book? Two reasons:

1) The writing is superb, and clear. The book's also not very long, which means that you'll gobble it up in no time -- kind of like eating a really filling meal, but only for your mind. The value to time investment ratio is just too good to pa
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
1. The vast majority of our daily actions are actually dictated by our subconscious through habits.

2. Missing two days of a habit is habit suicide.

3. Focusing on results, especially short term results, is an excellent way to add stress to your life. That could lead to you quitting the habit associated with that stress, thus ensuring no long term results are ever achieved. Track your adherence to the process, not your results.

4. They repeatedly improved their craft, took responsibil
Ashish Suvarna
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a life saver for procrastinators, it is a very practical book accompanied with a generic idea of habits that one should ideally implement to make life better. The methods mentioned in the book are tried and tested, I have also read the same methods in multiple articles, all over. In fact, I have also implemented some of these habits. Change is good. Go ahead and read this book, it won’t disappoint you.
Gailė Ne
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, that's a good beginning. First habit to implement back to my life after dark period - reading everyday. I even don't have to get out of bed which is nice. :D ...more
Dipanshu Rawal
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Review (Superhuman by habit)
I understand, in this era of social media where troll/meme pages glorify laziness and procrastination, how difficult it is for the most of youth to build a new healthy habit. Really, I do understand.

This book is the solution.

The book is a short one with only 101 pages.

Superhuman by habit is a 10/10 for me. Recommended to everyone who wants to know how to create new habits smoothly.

P.S. This is my book summary of "Superhuman by habit". These points could be direct q
Teo 2050

An OK, quick book that I could listen to again for motivation and maybe some missed ideas. But on the current Goodreads-description's last chapter,

["Superhuman by Habit examines habit building in depth. It covers the principles and philosophies of habit building, as well as the practical nuts and bolts implementing those habits. The second half of the book is dedicated to specific habits in every major area of life, covering the pros and cons of each, the path to implementin
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read. I loved the first half of it or so, where it gives great insights about habit building, the importance of it, why most of us fail at it, and how to improve.

The last part dives into specific examples... which is interesting, but I've found much, much better specific advice in other books.

I highly recommend some complementary reads:

- Switch, by Dan Heath. Gives a deeper understanding of how to build habits and make changes.
- The Now Habit, by Neil Fiore. Great for overcoming procrasti
Aug 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Quick Read, Decent Content

The speed to read and finish the book, the cost, and the consolidated take on habits make it a good read if you want to dive into the subject or need a quick kick-in-the pants to restart habits. It reads like a long blog post. The section at the end, which is a bit like asking a well-habituated friend for advice on what worked for him when building habits, was a useful perspective.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tynan talks about his own experience of trying to be a better and more productive person. He gives us tips and suggests behaviors (habits) that could make a difference in your daily basis and impact who you are.
In a simple way, he talks about his on habits, how he implements them and the pros and cons of each one.
More than teaching you what you should do to improve, he gives you tools and incentive to start your own 'new habits plan'.
Laurens Bosscher
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended! Tynan does his research and writes in an interesting and compelling way. This book offers a good mindset and some practical tips for getting those right habits in your life. Even if you adopt only one of those habits the advantage that it will bring is easily worth the ~3 euro that Tynan asks for his book.

Go read it!
Mitch Olson
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: behaviour
Some original ideas & perspectives on habits in the first part of the book.

He spells out some principles and pitfalls of creating habits but doesn't speak much to the process of creating a habit.

The second half is specific habit suggestions & personally didn't get value from this, possibly because I already have most of them.

Rajesh Pillai
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read..

A very good, practical advice on how to stick to your productive habits consistently when you think of procrastinating or quitting. Filled with nuggets of wisdom which you can apply out of the box.
Charlane Brady
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tynan shares his understanding of forming long-lasting habits from experience better than anyone I have ever read. Superhuman by Habit is precise, powerful, and practical. I read in one sitting, and I immediately committed to the habit of building habits. My "loading habits" are underway....

Renjith R Nair
Good Habits are the Key to an organised life. In this book, Mr. Tynan engages us with some practical ideas on building Better Habits and then shows how to succeed in life. The author always used a possible and probable kind of approach in habit making.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
It's like a long blogpost. Not many new ideas. ...more
Shaden Melhem
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: others
Brief, honest, practical and helpful!
Bhuvanesh Shukla
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent book on building habits.
Sang Tran
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Derek Pankaew
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-development
This is, by far, the best book I've ever read on building habits.

I've read numerous other books on the subject, including:

* The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
* Atomic Habits, James Clear
* Drive, Daniel Pink

Although I picked up other tips from those books, none even come close to this book.

What I loved was the style of this book. Most other books come off academic - they're academics studying how habits work. This books is an "in the trenches" field guide.

This book is by someone who's really trie
Mohamad Ahmad
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Another good book about habits. The author argues that you can become a superhuman not by being born with a certain super ability but by habits alone; he talks about how habits shape who we are. How we're already doing a lot of them automatically; the difference between good habits and bad habits; how to starts building habits( spoiler alert: start modestly and with simple easy habits); how we can make our nervous system work for our advantage and at the same time decrease the dependence on will ...more
Mindful Reader
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I bought this book because it was short and inexpensive. I happened upon Tynan’s blog post about the gear he travels with (which, it turns out, is his most popular blog post every year), and he mentioned something about Leo Babauta and minimalism. I am a big fan of Leo Babauta’s writing, and I am interested in building habits, so I gave this book a try.

There was interesting information in the book. A lot that made me think. But as others have mentioned, it did read more like a long blog post th
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Useful. My take on this book (and similar self-help ones) is that once you grasp the idea that they are not text books, the functionality becomes much more evident. The author is not prescribing anything. Each of us come with our own context. Of having spent time thinking about the things we want to improve ourselves on. Given the background of our own thoughts on the topic and the self-awareness of wanting to improve, the book is more like a sounding board that speaks to you. And some points pu ...more
Bianca A.
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
It had a few interesting aspects in regards to reasoning and ideas as to why habits are relevant and how their successful manipulation can help your efficiency in life, but the writing style and argumentation style is more for people in their early adulthood (early 20s or younger) to be precise, or for adults that totally don't know how to 'adult' and self-manage properly. It didn't succeed to 'help' me too much as it is very rudimentary, however I do appreciate that it was quite the short read ...more
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, to the point and filled with little details. One of those books that you read, understand the basics well enough to start thinking and doing based on them, but can and will come back to for specific details.
The case it makes for habitbuilding is compelling and well explained. It can be a little overbearing at times, assigning superpowers to habits... but then again, it does wear its bias and ideals right on the cover. The examples and techniques described ring very closely with other pro
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