Mini Habits Chapter Summary

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n Mini Habits, Stephen Guise talks about his personal experience with his first mini habit, “the golden push-up” (Stephen Guise, 2013, p.13). This book is structured into seven major parts that will help you “permanently add healthy, habitual behaviors to your life” (Guise, 2013, p.4) using one simple step at a time. This paper will review my explanation of book selection, identification of motivational topics, professional corroboration or contradiction, and my personal impact. Book Selection There is no specific explanation for my book selection. I chose to read Mini Habits, by Stephen Guise because the cover and title captured my attention. In comparison to the other books, this book had a captivating book cover. The design consisted of a yellow …show more content…

Lao Tzu stated that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” (Guise, 2013, p.10). Corroboration or Contradiction Motivation and willpower are two different mindsets but at the same time, they are codependent. “Baumeister and Vohs (2007) argued that after people depleted their self-control through prior acts, they may still be able to exert further self-control effectively if their motivation is high” (Gröpel & Kehr, 2013, para. 1). The Technical University of Munich conducted a research that demonstrated “willpower can only take us so far in completing a taxing task, we also use unconscious motivation to get things done” (Chan, 2013, para. 2). In contradiction, a study by Veronika Job and colleagues in 2010, suggested that “willpower may be plentiful” (Job, Walton, Bernecker, & Dweck, 2013, para. 2). The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that willpower is a belief of one’s own perception. Their experiment “indicated that a person’s belief that willpower can be depleted has more bearing on the theory of their own perception of willpower.” (Yirka, 2013, para. 1). MINI HABITS BOOK

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