Title: Atomic Habits
By: James Clear
The Skinny: Clear produces stunningly simple ways to improve the daily routines in your life, by focusing on your habits. He discusses how to break bad habits, create good ones, all while staying true to the reality that nothing great is achieved in a single day or with a single act, but over time and with consistent effort.
The Pros: The book is easy to read and understand. Clear gives lots of great examples to illustrate the various principles for creating healthy, productive habits. There are even charts, graphs, and tables to further explain his points.
The Cons: None.
The Bottom Line: Here are some words to live by, as stated by the author: “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them.”
Atomic Habits is different from many other self-improvement books, in that you are taught ways to either learn or unlearn habits based on your end goals, by focusing not just on the desired result, by the baby steps it takes to get there. These daily changes in their own may not mean much, but over time add up to an exponential change.
You can change your life. Anyone can. All you need to remember is that true change can and does happen—1% at a time.
Is there a habit that you were able to create based on making small changes per day?
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