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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (original 2018; edition 2018)
by James Clear (Author)
Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear (2018)
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I loved this book. Honestly, I like most self help books. I think that anytime you take the action of buying a book and reading it in the hopes of improving you life, just taking that effort will pay dividends. This is more than that though. I was very taken with all the data driven action plans and actionable information. ( )
I should have written this book since I essentially already use all the techniques mentioned. Still, not bad and recommended for those that may be less process minded.
I had someone in my career field recommend this book. I was looking for a good time to start so I chose Lent and read one chapter every morning (over three weeks) and did some journal notes of the important factors I found the most helpful. What's great about the book is that it does not get bogged down with each concept. The highlighted example that began each chapter were clear and concise assessments for each topic being discussed. This is one of those books I wish I would have found as a younger person but it works for all ages of adulthood in some way. What was the most helpful was putting a definition to the habits I was looking to get past and that made it easy to understand and work on with clarity. If you care about making self improvements even after age 50 and older, it's still a great read and worth your time.
Although the concepts in the book may not be entirely new, the author explained everything in a very straightforward easy to follow way and provide a great actionable plan. I like his style very much! Great book!
I’ve heard about this book for years but didn’t have a chance to read it until recently, when I found it as an audiobook in our online library system. This is a very useful book. If you’re wanting to up your game or make some sort of progress in your life, this book could be just the thing you need. For a long time, I’ve set goals and then wallowed in uncertainty as to how to actually achieve them…but in this book, Clear gives repeatable, simple advice for how to start, how to motivate yourself, and how to make definite progress. The techniques taught in this book apply across a vast swath of our everyday lives, not just in the business world. Simple, systematic, and straightforward, this book doesn’t take too long to read, but it’s one that many would find beneficial.
There were some elements of the book that I didn’t appreciate so much—assumptions around our evolutionary ancestors, almost an “if it’s good for you, it’s good” attitude, some thoughts along the lines of “you can be whoever you want to be”, a few somewhat crude references—but leaving those aside, I appreciated the bulk of the book, and wouldn’t be surprised if I end up rereading it eventually.
Since reading the book, I’ve put some of his techniques into practice, and I’m seeing a marked improvement already. Whether what I’m doing right now is sustainable long-term or not is another question, but I feel like I’ve been given a few tools that I’ll be able to use over and over in life, and for that, I’m grateful this book was published.
Recommended for readers aged 18 on up.
If there’s an Armageddon and my backpack only allows for five books to bring to a new planet, Atomic Habits by James Clear is one of them.
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.To learn more, visit atomichabits.com
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