‘Tiny Habits’ by BJ Fogg Book Review

Why People Around The World Are Talking About This Book

Tiny Habit: The Small Changes That Change Everythingis a New York Times bestselling book by the world’s leading expert on habit formation, BJ Fogg. The book shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small.

As the blurb outlines, “When it comes to change, tiny is mighty. Start with two pushups a day, not a two-hour workout; or five deep breaths each morning rather than an hour of meditation. In Tiny Habits, B.J. Fogg brings his experience coaching more than 40,000 people to help you lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or achieve any goal of your choice. You just need Fogg’s behavior formula: make it easy, make it fit your life, and make it rewarding. Whenever you get in your car, take one yoga breath. Smile. Whenever you get in bed, turn off your phone. Give yourself a high five. 

Change can be easy — once it starts, it grows. Let B.J. Fogg show you exactly how.”

Here’s why this book has taken the world by storm.

“The vision of the future may be a few years away , but the good news is that we can start cultivating a culture of change right now.”

“The Fogg Behavior Model is a brilliant concept, and it deserves to be taught in primary school. In the first grade of primary school,” says reviewer Michal Stawicki from Poland. “Tiny Habits tells the whole story of habits, from underlying principles of repeating the behavior to breaking bad habits and group cooperation in developing new habits.”

“You just need Fogg’s behavior formula: make it easy, make it fit your life, and make it rewarding,” writes reviewer Maria Dismondy. “Whenever you get in your car, take one yoga breath. Smile. Whenever you get in bed, turn off your phone. Give yourself a high five.

According to readers Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, “The information in the book fascinating and eminently practical, especially the chapters on motivation and prompts. The author succeeds in reframing change as something to be embraced and celebrated. The 300 recipes for 15 life situations and challenges are worth the price of the entire book.”

Lynnette Simpson talks about this on LinkedIn, “The book is thorough and meant to be a step-by-step guide to help you craft new behaviors, stop unwanted behaviors, and influence others’ habits. The examples, stories, and exercises ensure that the reader has ample opportunities to digest and apply the principles of tiny habits.”

No wonder Tiny Habits has been touted as one of the most effective self-help books ever. As reviewer Tara McCoy writes, “Fogg combines these steps into a framework called a “Tiny Habit Recipe”. Use this to create a behavioral recipe for your desired habit. The basic format for a tiny habit recipe is: If (prompt), then I will (new tiny behavior). Then you celebrate. Don’t stress that your tiny habit is not the full, ideal version of the habit. Fogg reminds us that these “tiny habits” are simply habit seeds. Once we plant them by consistently doing the small version of the habit, the behavior is able to grow.”

Aside from these independent book reviewers, here’s what journalists, authors, and editors have to say about BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits:

Fogg’s method has great potential to promote altered behavior in those who have sought help in other ventures with little success.” — Library Journal, starred review

“Myth-breaking and persuasive research . . . balancing useful practices (including many charts, tables, and graphs) with his own story of personal transformation, Fogg’s convincing method will help any reader reconfigure their habits.” — Publishers Weekly

“Deeply researched and highly practical, this book will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in changing their behavior (that is, all of us).” — Gretchen Rubin, New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project
“BJ Fogg’s ideas on self change are uniquely relevant, approachable, and powerful. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.” — Ramit Sethi, New York Times best-selling author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich
“BJ Fogg’s work is transformative . . . We use Tiny Habits at Amen Clinics with our patients, online students, and readers. It is simple, easy-to-implement, and it works.” — Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
“[Tiny Habits] demystifies the little behaviors that add up to what is, in essence, our identity. Understanding these micro behaviors [is] critical if you want achieve big outcomes like losing weight or building a company.” — Tony Fadell, inventor of the iPod and coinventor of the iPhone