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Do It for a Day

How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days

Mark Batterson

About Do It for a Day

The New York Times bestselling author of Win the Day challenges you to adopt seven powerful habits for thirty days and start your journey toward reaching your God-sized dreams.

Destiny is not a mystery. Destiny is daily habits. Our lives are built on our patterns of behavior: both constructive and counterproductive habits. Whether we attain the things we desire—mental and physical health, financial freedom, fulfilling relationships—is determined by the things we do and the things we don’t. The good news? You’re one habit away from a totally different life!
 
You don’t have to tackle the next 30 years.
You just have to start with right now.
 
In Do It for a Day, you’ll begin by identifying a change that is “3M”: measurable, meaningful, and maintainable. Habit formation is both an art and a science, and it helps to close the gap between you and your goals. You can do anything for a day, and those daily habits have a domino effect over time. Mark Batterson will help you hack your habits. Leveraging habit-making and habit-breaking techniques like habit switching and habit stacking, Mark will coach you step by step for 30 days that will change your life.

About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church in seven locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into The Capital Turnaround. This 100,000-square-foot space will include an event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace, and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of seventeen books, including The Circle MakerIn a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy DayWild Goose Chase, Play the Man, Whisper, and, most recently, Double Blessing. Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

Product Details

272 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Nov 2, 2021

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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The New York Times bestselling author of Win the Day challenges you to adopt seven powerful habits for thirty days and start your journey toward reaching your God-sized dreams. Destiny is not a mystery. Destiny is daily habits. Our lives are built on our patterns of behavior: both constructive and counterproductive habits. Whether we attain the things we desire—mental and physical health, financial freedom, fulfilling relationships—is determined by the things we do and the things we don’t. The good news? You’re one habit away from a totally different life! You don’t have to tackle the next 30 years. You just have to start with right now. In Do It for a Day, you’ll begin by identifying a change that is “3M”: measurable, meaningful, and maintainable. Habit formation is both an art and a science, and it helps to close the gap between you and your goals. You can do anything for a day, and those daily habits have a domino effect over time. Mark Batterson will help you hack your habits. Leveraging habit-making and habit-breaking techniques like habit switching and habit stacking, Mark will coach you step by step for 30 days that will change your life.

Start reading the first few days

Press Release

New York Times Bestselling Author & Prominent Pastor Mark Batterson Challenges Readers
with a 30-Day Guide to Help Them Reach Their Big Dreams

 
Known for his inspirational and motivational messages, nationally-respected pastor and New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson now returns with “Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days,” (Multnomah hardcover; on sale 11/2/21), which challenges readers to adopt seven powerful habits for 30 days to help jump-start their journey toward reaching their big dreams. 
 
Destiny is not a mystery. “Destiny is daily habits,” Batterson says. Our lives are built on our patterns of behavior: both constructive and counterproductive habits. Whether we attain the things we desire—mental and physical health, financial freedom, fulfilling relationships—is determined by the things each person does and the things they don’t. The good news? Each person is just one habit away from a totally different life! No need to try to tackle the next 30 years…we just have to start with right now.
 
Batterson—who often speaks at college and professional athletes’ chapel services—expertly coaches readers to begin by identifying a change that is: measurable, meaningful, and maintainable
 
Throughout the book, he shares key insights on habit formation including: 

   • Why the science of habit formation is as old as the “Sermon on the Mount”
   • How to leverage habit-making and habit-breaking techniques such as habit switching and habit stacking
   • Understanding the habit cycle and how Christians can interrupt the “anxiety prompt” using their authority in Christ
   • The importance of the domino effect and positive association in habit formation
   • How many of our habits are based on false assumptions and why breaking a bad habit by not doing it is not a long-term solution
   • How using a gratitude journal can benefit our emotional and spiritual health (timely near Thanksgiving!)
   • What we can learn about habit formation from the lives of leaders such as: Benjamin Franklin (Taking Inventory), Winston Churchill (Consistency), Teddy Roosevelt (Do It Difficult), Beethoven (Kiss the Wave), and world-class athletes like Olympian Bob Beamon (Change Your Story), and Diana Nyad (Know Your Name)
 
In each daily challenge, he leads readers through a personal, practical application of one of the 7 life-changing habits that he introduced readers to in his bestselling Win the Day: Flip the Script, Kiss the Wave, Eat the Frog, Fly the Kite, Cut the Rope, Wind the Clock, and Seed the Clouds. 
 
Do It for a Day is a 30-day plan to help people of all ages and stages of life begin this life-changing journey. 

“At the end of the day, your habits aren’t just about you. They’re about loving God and loving others….you don’t break bad habits just for you. You do it for your friends and family, neighbors and employers. Ultimately you do it with the help and for the glory of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” –Mark Batterson
 
For more information, visit MarkBatterson.com or waterbrookmultnomah.com
 
Author Biography: Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church (NCC) in Washington, DC. One church in multiple locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse and the DC Dream Center. Mark is the New York Times best-selling author of 22 books, including Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days, Win the Day, Chase the Lion and the children’s book The Blessing of You (on sale 10/26/21; co-written with his daughter Summer). He’s been featured on media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Washington Post, Forbes.com, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, The Ziglar Show, That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs and FoxNews.com. Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill and have three children. Visit markbatterson.com and @MarkBatterson for more information.

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