15 Best Habits Books for Achieving Lasting Success and Vibrant Health

Looking for the best habits books? I’ve got you covered.

The list below contains books by the world’s leading experts on habit formation.

1. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear | Habits books

In Atomic Habits, James Clear offers a tried-and-tested framework for continuous improvement.

At the core of the book are strategies for forming good habits, breaking bad ones, and making tiny changes that lead to outstanding results.

A crucial strategy is to leverage the power of routine and the level of automaticity it offers.

What’s in it for you:

  • How to make time for new habits
  • How to design a supportive environment for success
  • How to overcome a lack of motivation and willpower
  • How to make progress again when you lose focus

2. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg leverages cutting-edge scientific discoveries to explain how habits work, arguing that understanding this is the key to making good habits stick.

What’s in it for you:

  • How to kick bad habits to the curb and hold on to good ones
  • How to transform your business, community, and life through the power of habit

3. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Slight Edge teaches you how to think and process information in a way that helps you make daily choices that lead to the life you desire.

It shows you how to use tools already within you to create remarkable results from your everyday activities. 

What’s in it for youhow to make life-changing decisions that will lead you to success and happiness

4. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

There is no one-size-fits-all, magical solution for changing our habits.

It takes hard work to form a good habit. But once we’ve done the work, we can harness the power of habits to create happier, more successful lives.

Better Than Before teaches you all the strategies that actually work.

Gretchen Rubin offers a practical framework for understanding your habits and changing them for good.


What’s in it for youthe real secret to habit change

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

In this book, Stephen Covey offers a holistic, principle-based framework for solving professional and personal problems.

With powerful anecdotes and insights, Covey presents detailed steps for living with integrity, fairness, human dignity, and service.

What’s in it for you: principles for adapting to change and harnessing the wisdom to leverage the resulting opportunities

6. Mini Habits by Stephen Guise

Mini Habits by Stephen Guise

In Mini Habits, Stephen Guise argues that we’ve been going about habit formation all wrong. 

He asserts that you can find success without the intimidation, failure, and guilt associated with approaches like New Year’s Resolutions and “getting motivated.”

Mini Habits teaches you how to play by your brain’s rules and leverage mini habits to achieve lasting success.

What’s in it for you: how to leverage the science of the brain, willpower, and habits to achieve 10x more results

7. Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

In Tiny Habits, BJ Fogg shares a groundbreaking framework for forming habits easily and quickly.

Fogg leverages 20 years of research and his experience coaching over 40,000 individuals to decipher the secret to habit formation.

What’s in it for you:

  • Breakthrough discoveries in each chapter
  • Proven ways to change your life
  • Step-by-step guide for designing habits and making them stick

8. High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

We all desire to be high performers in all aspects of our lives but struggle to adopt the right habits for success. 

In High Performance Habits, performance coach Brendon Burchard offers six habits that will help you succeed faster and achieve extraordinary results in your life, relationship, and career.

What’s in it for you:

  • A science-backed strategy for improving the quality of your life while measuring your progress
  • The most effective habits for achieving long-term success 

9. The Now Habit by by Neil A. Fiore

The Now Habit by by Neil A. Fiore

The Now Habit teaches you to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free relaxation.

It offers strategies for understanding and dealing with procrastination in our modern technology world, helping you reduce stress while relaxing more.

What’s in it for youhow to overcome procrastination and perfectionism to start and finish projects and achieve more

10. Tools Of Titans by Timothy Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has interviewed athletes, legendary Special Operations commanders, and super celebs like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Foxx.

In Tools Of Titans, Ferriss distills the routines, tactics, and habits of over 200 world-class performers, offering actionable advice that anyone can apply to improve their lives.

What’s in it for you: the ultimate tome of advice about life and success from those at the very top of the career ladder

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