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1,0 von 5 SternenI totally don’t get the positive reviews
Kundenrezension aus Deutschland 🇩🇪 am 15. Januar 2023
I was so much looking forward to the arrival of the book. Hundreds of enthusiastic reviews, they can‘t be wrong, right? But seriously, I don‘t understand them at all. When I started reading the book, I thought after two or three pages: okay, it’s just the start, it‘s his own story, maybe he’s not the best story-teller, but this is not what it is about. As soon as he is going to get into the heart of the matter, it will become more interesting, more specific. On page thirty-something I thought, well, don‘t give up easily, there MUST still be something coming, all these people can‘t be wrong. But I gave up eventually, just skimming the rest to make sure that the author not just wanted the reader to really prove his however newly learned persistence. Everything is backed up with anecdotes, that are not too bad to read about but aren’t helpful since they are very individual and just what they are, examples of how other people had to struggle and finally managed. The problem, however, is that the strategies the author offers are the most basic ideas that anyone who has ever read anything about the topic is well-known with. For example: to link a new habit to an already existing one, like starting to mediate after your morning coffee. Then writing a to-do list after your mediation and so on. Wow that’s helpful. Okay, if it’s so easy I‘m going to do that from tomorrow on. What is totally missing is an individual approach, most people who are familiar with the topic know that habit-formation is highly individual. For example, the idea of taking tiny steps, just becoming 1% better every day. For some people this can be the perfect approach, others would fail because of the seemingly lack of results. However, the biggest issue to me is that it is extremely shallow. The author introduces his strategies (create an environment, where doing the right thing is easy / join a culture where your desired behaviour is normal etc.) tells some nice stories around it and that’s it! I mean, come on, this is not how it works! For anyone who is interested in clear and diverse course of actions, I can rather recommend books by Gretchen Rubin or also Anthony Robbins (esp. here, however, views might differ a lot).