Atomic Habits
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.To learn more, visit atomichabits.com

Atomic Habits Details

TitleAtomic Habits
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ReleaseOct 16th, 2018
PublisherAvery
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GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Self Help, Productivity, Personal Development

Atomic Habits Review

  • Kaytlin
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway yesterday and immediately settled down to read it. I am always very skeptical of self help books because they often do no get to the root of issues. This one did. James Clear's main arguments are that habits are the compound interest of self improvement and that your identify emerges out of your habits. So, you must expereince a shift in identity for your habits to hold. This made a lot of sense to me, but I do think that Clear should have addresses d I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway yesterday and immediately settled down to read it. I am always very skeptical of self help books because they often do no get to the root of issues. This one did. James Clear's main arguments are that habits are the compound interest of self improvement and that your identify emerges out of your habits. So, you must expereince a shift in identity for your habits to hold. This made a lot of sense to me, but I do think that Clear should have addresses deeper emotional issues and gave readers resources so as not to mislead them into believing that they can change their identity by action (repeating new habits) alone.
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  • Kristy Barngrover Clear
    January 1, 1970
    "If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change." --James ClearAtomic Habits provides an incredibly practical approach to building good habits and breaking bad ones. James uses ideas backed by scientific research to help anyone improve 1% each day. I especially love the summary guides at the end of each chapter which make it easy t "If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change." --James ClearAtomic Habits provides an incredibly practical approach to building good habits and breaking bad ones. James uses ideas backed by scientific research to help anyone improve 1% each day. I especially love the summary guides at the end of each chapter which make it easy to return back to this book again and again.
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  • Scott Barngrover
    January 1, 1970
    A life changing book. I was lucky to get an advanced copy. James gives great advice on how to build good habits and how to break bad ones. He gives very interesting real life examples and charts that explain his points in an entertaining way. Each chapter has a summary and there is an overall summary of the key principles (laws). I highly recommend this book.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Well written book on how to change your habits.
  • Stephen Lubin
    January 1, 1970
    8/10Atomic Habits is a useful book. It’s a practical guide to identifying and changing your habits. It’s something you can actually put into practice in your life. I think that all of the concepts in the book are good and useful to know but some of the action points I think are slightly oversimplified. If you take the action points in some chapters and modify them to your specific situation you can still apply most of them but you do have to do some critical thinking with the material. I like th 8/10Atomic Habits is a useful book. It’s a practical guide to identifying and changing your habits. It’s something you can actually put into practice in your life. I think that all of the concepts in the book are good and useful to know but some of the action points I think are slightly oversimplified. If you take the action points in some chapters and modify them to your specific situation you can still apply most of them but you do have to do some critical thinking with the material. I like that the book is simple and straightforward. James Clear doesn’t bog you down with a lot of conceptual material. He starts each chapter with an example (some are better than others), gives you the concept plainly, and then gives you concrete actions to apply the concept in real life. It’s a nice formula. Each chapter is roughly 15-20min.This book is worth reading. It’s easy to apply the knowledge and action steps. Even if it doesn’t completely change your behavior, it will make you more aware of yourself. It provides a good lens that you can use to view yourself and others. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to really set an airtight routine. If you follow the book you can definitely make something a habit. I’m a fan of James Clear. I have read his newsletter for about 2yrs now. His newsletter is one of the best I’ve read because it’s interesting and well researched and always has some take away for me. His book is really an expansion on a lot of things he’s covered in his newsletter. There are some chapters that I was already very familiar with because I had read his previous material on it. This doesn’t detract from the book. He expands on most things he’s written about before. The book is laid out like a road map and builds upon itself, which is something you don’t really get from the newsletter. The intro is pretty graphic. It’s about a personal injury the author has faced. I recommend being prepared for that. Once you get through that it’s all good.
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  • Simon
    January 1, 1970
    This book does a great job of laying down the framework of how habits are formed, and shares insightful strategies for building good habits and breaking bad ones. Even though I was already familiar with research behind habit formation, reading through this book helped me approach habits I’m trying to adopt or break in my own life from different angles.But the book suffers from the same problems that seem to plague all self-help books. In the chapter about tracking habits, the author shares an an This book does a great job of laying down the framework of how habits are formed, and shares insightful strategies for building good habits and breaking bad ones. Even though I was already familiar with research behind habit formation, reading through this book helped me approach habits I’m trying to adopt or break in my own life from different angles.But the book suffers from the same problems that seem to plague all self-help books. In the chapter about tracking habits, the author shares an anecdote about Benjamin Franklin’s habit of carrying a journal everywhere to track thirteen virtues. If you care to know more about that story, Franklin tried to make a habit of his thirteen virtues by turning it into a thirteen week course where he would work on a different virtue every week and track his progress. The author conveniently leaves out the fact that Franklin quickly found this method impractical and abandoned the project before getting through all thirteen virtues. There’s a lot of irony in including this anecdote in a chapter that talks about the importance of not “breaking the chain”. So while the author isn’t entirely wrong, I found it off-putting that he would retell this story in a manner that fit his narrative. This is a vice that is found all too commonly in self-help and pop science books that make you question the author’s intellectual rigour.Another criticism I have of this book is that it could have been even shorter. The last few chapters under “Advanced Tactics” that deal with the topic of mastery were the weakest in the book. While there is an obvious connection between habits and mastery, trying to tie in a topic as complex as mastery was perhaps too ambitious.The three star rating I am giving this book doesn’t reflect how important I consider habits to be. I completely agree with the author that habits are the cornerstone of your life. If you want to change your life in any meaningful way, the only dependable way I know is to build good habits. If you need convincing that habits are important, I would strongly recommend this book. If you are already convinced but struggling to adopt or break habits, racing through this book will give you some good ideas about how you can make changes stick.
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  • Gabriele
    January 1, 1970
    After watching an interview with James Clear, I had to read this book. In only 200 pages he explains everything you need to know in order to work on your habits. Plus, I also got the feeling that he is a nice and fun person in general.
  • Cyd Madsen
    January 1, 1970
    An outstanding book. It’s one thing to know how habits work, and something completely different putting that knowledge to work. How to make that knowledge work was exactly what I found in this book. I now understand why my best efforts in the past to change habits have worked for a short time, with a huge expenditure of willpower, only to see them quickly fade. Clear walks you through every step, with science-backed facts, on how habits work and to how you can work your habits. And make them sti An outstanding book. It’s one thing to know how habits work, and something completely different putting that knowledge to work. How to make that knowledge work was exactly what I found in this book. I now understand why my best efforts in the past to change habits have worked for a short time, with a huge expenditure of willpower, only to see them quickly fade. Clear walks you through every step, with science-backed facts, on how habits work and to how you can work your habits. And make them stick. Although the book is science-backed, I was surprised at how compulsively readable it was. At no time was there a grunt or groan while trying to grasp these concepts. The writing style is friendly, warm, and at times humorous. I also felt that Clear was right there working his way through his own habit changes with me. That’s a pretty good feeling. It was a refreshing break from feeling that the author was belittling me for not living up to their stellar standards. I’m an avid reader of his blog and thought this might be a re-hash of everything I’ve already read. That isn’t at all the case. There is new information here as well as his unique perspective and formation of new concepts. Clear walks the reader through those steps and leaves nothing to guesswork. My main concern was that this book might be interesting but have nothing to offer for those of us with low self-esteem or a general lack of motivation. He covers those beautifully. The process for low self-esteem is to put one foot in front of the other, one small step at a time, focus on the process, and meet the you you’ve always wanted to be. As far as motivation goes, he unpacks that and shows that we’ve been putting the cart in front of the horse for far too long. The section on identity was a game changer. When I read the chapter heading, I immediately felt resistance. Hasn’t the whole idea been to discover our identity? To uncover our passions and be true to ourselves? It took a bit of reading, maybe a page or two, before it all clicked into place and the Ah-ha! moment hit. I’ve used his techniques for a few days, both focusing on the process and choosing my identity. The results have been stunning. Without feeling deprivation or a struggle, some very old and deeply ingrained habits took a small turn, something I didn’t think was possible. I don’t want to give the impression that this book is a magic wand that will change everything you ever wanted to change by simply fanning yourself with the pages. There is work to be done, patience to cultivate, disappointments to be dealt with along the way, and persistence called for. Perhaps that’s what I like most about this book. It doesn’t present itself as a magic potion. Even the least desperate of us would like that to appear, and there have been many who have fed off this very human desire. Clear has the integrity to resist that temptation. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone looking to make changes in their habits, big and small, as well as people who feel that something unnamable is missing from their lives. Clear will not disappoint.
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  • Cameron
    January 1, 1970
    Atomic Habits is an in-depth break down of the power of habits, good and bad. It makes you rethink every action you take in life. "Do I really enjoying watching the new or do I do it just because I have always done it"? I believe that habits are very powerful therefore I have read many books on how to incorporate positive habits and how to replace bad habits. None of which focus on the "why" of habits. This book explains "why" we do things and shows us the optimal way.I listened to the audio boo Atomic Habits is an in-depth break down of the power of habits, good and bad. It makes you rethink every action you take in life. "Do I really enjoying watching the new or do I do it just because I have always done it"? I believe that habits are very powerful therefore I have read many books on how to incorporate positive habits and how to replace bad habits. None of which focus on the "why" of habits. This book explains "why" we do things and shows us the optimal way.I listened to the audio book and found that the author's voice was not very entertaining but I got through it. (Sorry James).
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  • Nam Hoàng
    January 1, 1970
    I bumped into this book though a tweet from Tim Urban said:" no one is better at explaining habits than James Clear", and it is! This is a perfect Applied-habits changing book for every one, who want to break bad habits and create a good one step by step and examples. He shows an incredible writing skills - very practical, easy to understand and convincible. Highly recommend for someone who struggling with habits.
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  • Ali
    January 1, 1970
    An incredible book! I knew habits were an important aspect to understand but this book takes that understanding to a whole new level - providing insight into the how and why of altering your habits in a systematically functional way that is sustainable in the long run. The lessons within can help to positively reshape aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. It's an enjoyable read with an impact I have yet to find in other books.
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  • Ravi Sinha
    January 1, 1970
    "We do not rise to the level of our goals, we fall to the level of our habits". Reminds me of Jeff Bezos's "Good intentions aren't enough; you need good mechanisms" (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=...)
  • James Sowers
    January 1, 1970
    I've been following James' work for a long time, so when he announced that he was launching a book it was an instant "yes" from me. There are several reasons for this:1.) James has given me so much FREE value over the years that buying a copy was the least I could do to repay him.2.) James ALWAYS backs up his guidance with science and/or personal experience. He doesn't write shallow material around mindset or perspectives, he delivers actionable advice that is backed by hard evidence.3.) He neve I've been following James' work for a long time, so when he announced that he was launching a book it was an instant "yes" from me. There are several reasons for this:1.) James has given me so much FREE value over the years that buying a copy was the least I could do to repay him.2.) James ALWAYS backs up his guidance with science and/or personal experience. He doesn't write shallow material around mindset or perspectives, he delivers actionable advice that is backed by hard evidence.3.) He never, ever fails to tell you how you can apply something in YOUR life and what YOU stand to gain from implementing the practice. So many content creators talk about what something did for THEM, but James focuses on the opportunity that exists for YOU and YOUR LIFE/CAREER.In fact, I was so excited for Atomic Habits that I signed up to receive early access to the audio version because I wasn't interested in waiting for my print copy.I devoured the audiobook in just a few days and started implementing James' advice within a week. The hard copy will be something that immediately goes on the shelf in my office and is revisited regularly when I fall off track or need to center myself.If you want to pursue ambitious goals, but are struggling to stay on track because the journey is long and arduous, the systems that James covers in his book (and the dozens, if not hundreds, of FREE articles on his site) are just what you need to stay the course. I couldn't possibly give a stronger recommendation for James, his work, and Atomic Habits. If you're still reading this, stop now, scroll up, and buy the thing already!
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  • Patrick Buggy
    January 1, 1970
    This book will help you live better. It's a powerful and actionable primer on behavior change.This won’t be the most entertaining book you read all year. But if applied, it might be the most useful.I’ve been reading James Clear’s work for years at this point. When I first saw that he was writing a book, I thought…”Is this just going to be the same content from the blog, but repackaged?” Aka…”Can I get the same experience just by reading the best of his blog?”Turns out, this book is NOT that. The This book will help you live better. It's a powerful and actionable primer on behavior change.This won’t be the most entertaining book you read all year. But if applied, it might be the most useful.I’ve been reading James Clear’s work for years at this point. When I first saw that he was writing a book, I thought…”Is this just going to be the same content from the blog, but repackaged?” Aka…”Can I get the same experience just by reading the best of his blog?”Turns out, this book is NOT that. There are certainly overlapping pieces. But the book offers a fairly comprehensive roadmap for changing your habits.This book is clear, straightforward, and immediately actionable. You’ll move through it quickly, and find yourself seeing the world in new ways, and able to take action differently as a result.If you’re familiar with what it takes to build new habits, you’ll solidify the most important foundations of what you already know. And you’ll have a new mental model to think about how to change your behavior. (Or help others do the same.)If you’re new to behavior change, you’re in for a treat! I don’t think anyone writes about this topic in a more understandable way. James is one of the clearest writers I know, so his last name is truly fitting.I’m recommending this to friends and clients as the go-to book for learning about behavior change and how to build new habits in the most effective manner.
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    I was able to get an advance copy of Atomic Habits and I'm really glad I did! I haven't enjoyed a book about habits this much since The Power of Habit (one of my favorites). I feel like Atomic Habits is sort of the perfect continuation of the idea, looking at some of the ways to create and modify good habits after you understand some of the psychology of how habits begin and work. So if you've read the Power of Habit, you'll probably love this one too.I'm a fan of James' blog anyway, but I got s I was able to get an advance copy of Atomic Habits and I'm really glad I did! I haven't enjoyed a book about habits this much since The Power of Habit (one of my favorites). I feel like Atomic Habits is sort of the perfect continuation of the idea, looking at some of the ways to create and modify good habits after you understand some of the psychology of how habits begin and work. So if you've read the Power of Habit, you'll probably love this one too.I'm a fan of James' blog anyway, but I got so much out of Atomic Habits, I took a few pages of notes. Some of the lessons I already know have changed the way I think about things and will help me build healthy habits for the rest of my life. The book was well organized and had just the right combination of science, practical advice, and personal stories. I know Atomic Habits is a book I'm going to come back to, and I'm sure I'll pick up more with each subsequent reading.
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  • Onika Jeba
    January 1, 1970
    This book is about habit formation, how to build habits that sticks and it clarifies certain things and eliminates a lot of misconceptions.If you are unsure about whether to get this book or not especially if you have read other books about habits, I recommend you check out his interviews on podcast (The Jordan Harbinger Show : James Clear)And you will see that this is quite different than the other stuff.If you are at the stage where you are ready to be realistic and build some habits or elimin This book is about habit formation, how to build habits that sticks and it clarifies certain things and eliminates a lot of misconceptions.If you are unsure about whether to get this book or not especially if you have read other books about habits, I recommend you check out his interviews on podcast (The Jordan Harbinger Show : James Clear)And you will see that this is quite different than the other stuff.If you are at the stage where you are ready to be realistic and build some habits or eliminate habits, I highly recommend this book.I am currently using this book (and honestly I got so happy when I saw his name pop up in the podcast show I listen to) to work on some habits of my own as well.Don’t wait for others to validate whether it works or not. If you want to improve your habits, test it out for yourself.
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  • Jmpalad
    January 1, 1970
    I first got interest in habit formation after i listened to a podcast that talked about how to make them easier to adopt and quite frankly it blew. my. mind. So when i saw this at the amazon book store, I couldn’t resist picking it up. I’m glad that some of the previous theories in the podcast carried over like environment manipulation and the science behind the neuro-pathways. But i’m also glad it was broken down into a step by step process on how to create a good habit and how to break down a I first got interest in habit formation after i listened to a podcast that talked about how to make them easier to adopt and quite frankly it blew. my. mind. So when i saw this at the amazon book store, I couldn’t resist picking it up. I’m glad that some of the previous theories in the podcast carried over like environment manipulation and the science behind the neuro-pathways. But i’m also glad it was broken down into a step by step process on how to create a good habit and how to break down a bad one by reversing the 4 laws. And despite how simple some of these changes seem and even if we already know them- theres a big difference between knowing and doing, having the plan and action to work towards them. I love the idea that small compounded atomic habits create remarkable change.
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  • Norm
    January 1, 1970
    By far the best performance, habit, progress etc. book I have ever read. This book should be studied or rewad once to twice a year until you are living atomic habits. The author really figured how to connect the mental game to the progress game in understanding why some habits work and most fail. If you are looking to improve or change your habits start here.
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  • Leo Nguyễn
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE IT. I love this book. It's very practical and easy to apply to your real life. I am building some good habits such as to write everyday, to go to the gym everyday, to sleep early everyday, etc., and they all work out.I am reading it the second time. ABSOLUTELY recommend to anyone who wants to build your life better.
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  • Stevo Brock
    January 1, 1970
    This book was Stevo's Business Book of the Week for the week of 10/21, as selected by Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet. Look for many more reviews and recommendations at http://forums.delphiforums.com/stevo1.
  • Joshua
    January 1, 1970
    Have read 20 self-help and leadership books in the last 3 months and this one has jumped to the top of my favorites list. I found it an excellent application guide for things I learned in "The Talent Code". Love love love and will recommend to everyone.
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  • Josh Strange
    January 1, 1970
    A little repetitive, but maybe that's the point.
  • Ronald Kaiser
    January 1, 1970
    Astonished by the strikingly useful content and the effective writing James Clear accomplishes with this one. Enjoyed every single page. Definitely worth a second reading.
  • Viet
    January 1, 1970
    This is an excellent book about habits and how to make small but long-lasting ones. The author provides many useful advises and I'm going to use them immediately in my daily life.
  • James Person
    January 1, 1970
    Great systemClear lays out a good system for change. Like others, though, it is no miracle. It takes work to make it work.
  • Viswanatha Reddy
    January 1, 1970
    Great Book on HabitsThe book is a good read that keeps one interested all throughout with stories and techniques for forming good habits or breaking bad habits. I liked it.
  • Charlie Sanjaya
    January 1, 1970
    This is a self-help book that is actually useful, I guess.
  • David S
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting Summary of all habit building research out there.
  • Mehran Jalali
    January 1, 1970
    I started with very high expectations from the book because of the author's amazing Twitter, and it delivered. I recommend reading it.
  • Brad Revell
    January 1, 1970
    My review here: https://www.bradrevell.com/2018/10/at...Three key takeaways from the book:1. Habit stacking. Put your clothes out next to your bed before going to sleep so that when you wake up it is the first thing you do or think about. That habit will then drive the habit to go to the gym etc.2. Look to establish identity habits versus reaching for goals or developing finite habits. Habits based on beliefs are much more powerful.3. When it comes to wanting to do something (good or bad) 90% of My review here: https://www.bradrevell.com/2018/10/at...Three key takeaways from the book:1. Habit stacking. Put your clothes out next to your bed before going to sleep so that when you wake up it is the first thing you do or think about. That habit will then drive the habit to go to the gym etc.2. Look to establish identity habits versus reaching for goals or developing finite habits. Habits based on beliefs are much more powerful.3. When it comes to wanting to do something (good or bad) 90% of the dopamine release is driven by the desire versus and 10% on the actual experience.Bottom line, this is one of the better books I have read in 2018! It is worth reading as it will change your life.
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