Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

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

Book - 2018
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 2 million copies sold!

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 : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018.
ISBN: 9780735211292
Branch Call Number: 155.24 Cle
Characteristics: ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Have you ever heard of "Watch your habits; for they become character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny."? The main focus of this book is do not underestimate the power of compound growth. Even though the habit may seems small and insignificant (atomic habit), but ... Read More »


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Lensar
Jun 15, 2021

Atomic habits is a wonderful and a great book to read if you are trying to become a better person. This book teaches you how important habits can be and how impactful they are to your day-to-day life. It is very easy to follow along and read because James Clear provides charts and data for readers to comprehend and understand. Also, this book helps with getting rid of bad habits and has steps to find a new habit that is beneficial to you. The steps to take are very easy and are little increments to better yourself so do not be worried about difficulty.

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Leo_Le
Jun 11, 2021

The book is helpful in helping the reader build better habits. James Clear makes it easy to understand the science behind atomic habits through the use of metaphors. He talks about how results should not be visible right away, and it takes time to get results. Also, he explains how a habit tracker will help you track progress, and at the same time, be a source of motivation. If you see yourself doing well, you will want to keep on going. Another concept he illustrates is that Goldilocks rule. To summarize, the Goldilocks rule is a rule of in order to be able to build good habits, the habit should get a little harder every time you perform it. A nice touch to the book is that Clear includes a short summary of all the important details he goes over at the end of each chapter.

olwils21 Apr 17, 2021

I expected this title to be dry and difficult to get through, but it was the exact opposite. James Clear gives practical, easy-to-apply advice regarding your habits and does so in a way that doesn't bore you to tears. Highly recommend this read.

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scrubble4
Jan 27, 2021

Any book that can give me even one or two helpful ideas is appreciated. I am not in the habit of reading books of this genre, but found this one super. I have recommended it to a number of folks, as it is so easy to read. The good ideas fall off the page with out sermonizing. Helpful anecdotes introduce each chapter which makes it lively rather than dry.

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jdesetti
Jan 16, 2021

This is on a list of books I wanted to read. How to get 1% better every day.

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cpalerm
Oct 03, 2020

I've read several books on the topic, and this is the worst one. It's more of a rehash of other books and material, and covers things in generalities, with very few specifics. He also confounds habits with other topics, such as mastery; some of the example he gives even contradict the definition of a habit he presents right at the start of the book.
If you want a truly actionable book on building habits I would go with "Tiny Habits" by BJ Fogg.

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skdawson
Apr 01, 2020

I feel like anyone can take something from this book and improve their life.

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janderson2006
Feb 29, 2020

This was a great book, really enjoyed it. It started off a little bit elementary but I’m glad I stuck with it because it got more in depth closer to the end. You can tell the author worked hard on this book, and I respect that. I would recommend reading this alongside “The Power of Habit” by Duhigg, as well as “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport.

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Learner99
Jan 23, 2020

Out of all my non-fiction books this was the best I have ever read. It strategically teaches you on how to make good habits, while getting rid of bad ones. It is really easy to read and trust me when I say," it is one of the best non- fiction books I've read". There is a reason why it has over 50 HOLDS currently.

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aplbrandon
Dec 29, 2019

It's a good one. And another book that should be required reading for most people. Reading Cal Newport and The Bullet Journal Method led me here and I wasn't disappointed. The book contains a lot of great info on habits. The research seems to all be here too. It's fairly quick reading. Each chapter ends with a bullet summary which I found helpful. It continues to reinforce concepts as it goes, and there is some repetition which I find to be a good thing. I will definitely be reading it again and most likely buy a copy for home. Great stuff!

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