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Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.
People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.
He calls them atomic habits.
In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy.
These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life.
A NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A supremely practical and useful book.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
'James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.' Adam Grant, author of Originals
'Atomic Habits is a step-by-step manual for changing routines.' Books of the Month, Financial Times
'A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life.' Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way
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It's an absolutely fabulous book and it doesn't surprise me that it's sold so many copies . . . Very useful, very practical, super well-researched. -- Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Atomic Habits is a step-by-step manual for changing routines . . . Inspiring real-life stories. ― Financial Times
James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.
A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life.
Excellent . . . I’m almost done with my PhD in organisational psychology and James did a brilliant job describing much of the science in psychology and neuroscience. ― Inc.
I’d attribute about 60 per cent of my good habits to [James Clear’s] blog and this book is rapidly filling in the other 40 per cent.
Zeroes in on the science behind building good habits and breaking bad ones . . . enlightening. ― Business Insider
Atomic Habits [is] a new book by James Clear that I’m relying on to develop realistic goals. ― Financial Times
In Atomic Habits, author and self-improvement guru James Clear outlines a practical framework for improving just about every aspect of your life through the power of habit. ― Globe and Mail
James Clear argues that the key [to changing your behaviour] is in making tiny changes that, over time, compound into large transformations. This book shows you how. ― Fast Company
Want to improve your fitness this year? Start with small ambitions – the results will be better . . . It’s a theory that has caught the imagination of James Clear, the author of a new book called Atomic Habits. ― The Times
Illuminating . . . The attractive message . . . is that life doesn’t have to be a chore or a bore . . . The first move toward order might be a step as small as putting on your exercise clothes. ― Wall Street Journal
You may have heard the key to habit formation is starting small. But you’ve likely never considered starting as small as James Clear suggests in his new book Atomic Habits. ― New York Times
Full of practical insights and tips, this will inspire you to make that tiny change today. ― Sun
If you are someone looking to gain some knowledge about creativity, happiness, health, productivity, picking this book is the right choice. [Clear’s] book is the proper blueprint that tells how to form some good habits, let go of your bad ones and what little changes one needs to bring to become better. And in case you thought it is all talk, let us tell you the book is packed with evidence-based strategies. Clear’s book actually has the potential to change a lot of things. ― Entrepreneur
When talking about habits we can’t enter the habit debate without James Clear . . . It was satisfying to read this book as it felt like I was getting validation from this guy . . . Powerful sh*t. -- The James Smith Podcast
A no-nonsense, pragmatic guide that draws on proven frameworks from biology, psychology and neuroscience to determine how to build long-lasting good habits and decisively break bad ones . . . Clear imparts a vast supply of practical advice that enables readers to take concrete steps towards achieving their goals. ― Oxford Student
Simple and practical ideas . . . written in easy-to-follow steps with plenty of examples and facts. ― Business and Management Magazine
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but it's just a minor nitpick it's actually fine thankfully not as bad as what others have stated in their reviews.
book wise, i already read it and it's a really good book. I ordered one more as a gift for a friend
I had already listened to this book twice on Audible when I decided I needed to have a physical copy as well. I wanted to be able to highlight key parts of the book to keep for reference later.
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There is a lot of repetition here as well. This whole book could have been written in 75 pages.
There's nothing wrong with buying this book if you think it will help but I recommend reading the first couple of chapters and then reading chapter summaries to determine if you already know the content. Then you can dive in on anything that is new to you. I spent about an hour going cover to cover. See if you can get it used or at the Library or something. It's not worth spending more than a few bucks on.
With all due respect to author's team exceptional ability to better market & monetize original authors' ideas, my two cents is that this is, at its best, a two-page worth of original content which is bulked into an unnecessarily verbose & repetitive three-hundred-something pages book that was mostly a waste of time.
The literature not only targets the average Joe out there, but also repeats itself constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. Constantly. And I mean, cons-tant-ly! (I wish this review becomes as successful!)
So, to give you the tldr you'd need and save you the trouble:
The author reads the Duhig's "power of habit" and Eyal's "hooked" books and starts summerizing "his framework" upon those original ideas. As he mentions himself:
"Charles Duhigg and Nir Eyal deserve special recognition for their influence on this image. This representation of the habit loop is a combination of language that was popularized by Duhigg’s book, The Power of Habit, and a design that was popularized by Eyal’s book, Hooked."
Here's the original content and the framework he proposes:
For good habits:
- Make it obvious (cue)
- Make it attractive (craving)
- Make it easy (response)
- Make it satisfying (reward)
Do the opposite for the bad ones. And he calls it "The Four Laws of Behavior Change". And the rest is considerable loads of examples and repeatitions. Yup. Millions of sales. Magic.
Yup, it's totally fine to expand & build upon others' ideas. It's how human knowledge grows. But come on, it's just 4 sentences. Ok, add one paragraph explanation per each, one example per each and then one page conclusion and that'd be a nice blog post I'd enjoy.
P.S. Duhig has also introduced a framework himself:
His one article has absolutely changed my life, imagine what this book can offer to you.
I have been chasing to build many habits and experimenting with them a lot but I would always find a bit difficult to stay with my changed behavior and then while browsing on internet studying more on habits formation I stumbled on James's articles and boy this guy has the answer for habit formation.
If you are looking to form a new habit you have to read this Book.
I have never commented online on any of the books that I have read but this one deserves a lot of appreciation.
This one is for you James, in future if you ever read this comment I want to tell you that your work has hugely impacted my life. And I express my huge gratitude towards your work on Atomic Habits and the articles you post. Thank a lot for this :)
* Compound Effect - Very small changes over time will have a big impact.
* Habit Building Techniques - Make good habits into routines; use positive reinforcements and other techniques outlined in the book.
* Monitor and Measure - Keep track of your progress and improvements.