Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results : An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

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Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

No 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.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Penguin Audio, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group,, p2018
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780593207093
Branch Call Number: CD BK 155 .24 CLE
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (5 1/2 hours) :,digital, CD audio ;,4 3/4 inches

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SJPeek
Apr 07, 2021

Simply outstanding. This is the first library book I've listened to, then purchased. I plan to re-read it regularly until I've internalized its lessons.

I'm not a huge fan of self-help books. In my experience, they tend to be trendy and over-hyped, with recommendations that are either impractical, unintelligible, or specious. Not this one. It provides actionable recommendations for adding positive habits and eliminating less positive ones from one's hamster wheel of behaviors, together with the rationale supporting them.

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danielestes
Nov 16, 2020

In Atomic Habits, author James Clear references other books I too was influenced by such as Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams and The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg. You know you're in for something special when a book cites multiple other books you already love.

First of all, I love the author's non-biased definition of habits. They are "automatic solutions to reoccurring problems." But whether these habits are good or bad, or beneficial or not, is up to us. We're then introduced to the four laws of building good habits. 1.) Make it Obvious, 2.) Make it Attractive, 3.) Make it Easy, and 4.) Make it Satisfying. The inverse is also true for getting rid of bad habits—make it obscure, make it unappealing, make it hard, and make it unsatisfying. Apply these rules and rinse and repeat for however long it takes to change the habit.

It's that simple. But as we all know, changing habits is anything but simple. Atomic Habits is an exploration of personal system hacks for making the changes as simple as possible. The whole effort still requires putting in the work, but for me there's a comfort in knowing that the seemingly impossible is very much possible if given effort and attention.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 01, 2020

The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become.
The Four Laws of Behavior Change are a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits. They are (1) make it obvious, (2) make it attractive, (3) make it easy, and (4) make it satisfying.

https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/self-help/atomic-habits/

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