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Here are some suggestions for further reading. Whether you’re setting your resolutions for January 1, or any other time of year, these books will help supplement what you learned in Winning Resolutions. Don’t have enough time to read all these books? A summary of most of these books are available through the Blinklist app in your choice of audio or text. Sign up through my affiliate link for a free trial of Blinkist.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (2014)
A perennial bestseller, this book goes deep into the science of habits. Buy on Amazon, or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin (2015)
Gretchen Rubin is a legend in the self-help space and this book is one of the reasons why. It’s all about how to leverage habits to improve your life. Buy on Amazon, or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal (2013)
Kelly McGonigal developed and taught the popular “Science of Willpower” class at Stanford. This book touches on the science, but focuses on practical tips and tricks. Buy on Amazon, or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy (2018)
Benjamin Hardy says we can’t rely on willpower to accomplish our goals. Instead, it’s how we structure our surroundings that makes the biggest difference. Buy on Amazon.
Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean (2013)
British Psychologist Jeremy Dean offers a well-researched take on how to make habits stick. Buy on Amazon or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin (2017)
Gretchen Rubin is the only author to make the list twice. In The Four Tendencies, she expands on the notion that we each have a tendency that defines how we react to habits and resolutions. I spoke with Gretchen about The Four Tendencies in Episode 50 of the My Instruction Manual podcast. Buy on Amazon or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel (2015)
Walter Mischel’s first-hand account of his life’s research into self-control and one of the most famous experiments in social psychology is a compelling read. Buy on Amazon or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
Willpower by Roy Baumeister (2012)
Roy Baumeister published this book just before the Replication Crisis raised doubts about his famous theory that willpower is a limited resource. Buy on Amazon or enjoy a summary on Blinkist.
This Year I Will by M.J. Ryan (2006)
M.J. Ryan’s book is a bit dated, but still crammed with tips on how to achieve your resolutions. Buy on Amazon.