Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear
Tiny Changes, Remarkable ResultsNo matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.Learn how to:  *  make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);  *  overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;  *  design your environment to make success easier;  *  get back on track when you fall off course;...and much more.Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.


Reviewed: 2020-07-05

This is the best book I have read on habits. One of the reasons it seemed better than others I have read is because it seemed shorter, with a breadth of points that were a bit more condensed. The author had good advice and seemed content to the let the content do the talking. Not a lot of repeating. New ideas that I heard from his are to get better 1% every day, to stack habits on each other so that they build on each other (for example, every time you brush your teeth put whatever change you have in your pocket in your savings jar). There's also the issue of rewarding yourself for doing hard habits, making hard habits easier, just getting started with the first step as the way to get going, etc. A very good book that you should consider reading again. Also, there are additional tools and readings you can utilize at the atomic habits website.


As an aside, this book seems like it could be a good go-by should I ever decide to write my own book on cyclical industries (or whatever). 

Reviewed: 2019-05-01
Love the book.
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