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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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A leading expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735211292
0735211299
Call Number: 155.24 C5804a
Characteristics: ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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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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acornsandnuts
Sep 02, 2019

If you have ever felt frustrated or defeated by your attempts to break old habits or form new ones, this is the book for you.

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Sep 23, 2019

Ushikawa95 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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