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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
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“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it—but all that had gone before.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Problem #1: Winners and losers have the same goals.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“The more pride you have in a particular aspect of your identity, the more motivated you will be to maintain the habits associated with it. If you’re proud of how your hair looks, you’ll develop all sorts of habits to care for and maintain it. If you’re proud of the size of your biceps, you’ll make sure you never skip an upper-body workout. If you’re proud of the scarves you knit, you’ll be more likely to spend hours knitting each week. Once your pride gets involved, you’ll fight tooth and nail to maintain your habits.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
“We imitate the habits of three groups in particular: The close. The many. The powerful.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“It is easy to get bogged down trying to find the optimal plan for change: the fastest way to lose weight, the best program to build muscle, the perfect idea for a side hustle. We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action. As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“When you can’t win by being better, you can win by being different.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Good habits can make rational sense, but if they conflict with your identity, you will fail to put them into action.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“The purpose of setting goals is to win the game. The purpose of building systems is to continue playing the game. True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking. It’s not about any single accomplishment. It is about the cycle of endless refinement and continuous improvement. Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“In fact, the tendency for one purchase to lead to another one has a name: the Diderot Effect. The Diderot Effect states that obtaining a new possession often creates a spiral of consumption”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Over the long run, however, the real reason you fail to stick with habits is that your self-image gets in the way. This is why you can't get too attached to one version of your identity. Progress requires unlearning. Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“With outcome-based habits, the focus is on what you want to achieve. With identity-based habits, the focus is on who you wish to become.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Meanwhile, improving by 1 percent isn’t particularly notable—sometimes it isn’t even noticeable—but it can be far more meaningful, especially in the long run. The difference a tiny improvement can make over time is astounding. Here’s how the math works out: if you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done. Conversely, if you get 1 percent worse each day for one year, you’ll decline nearly down to zero. What starts as a small win or a minor setback accumulates into something much more.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. It’s one thing to say I’m the type of person who wants this. It’s something very different to say I’m the type of person who is this.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“We don’t choose our earliest habits, we imitate them.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Being specific about what you want and how you will achieve it helps you say no to things that derail progress, distract your attention, and pull you off course”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“We all deal with setbacks but in the long run, the quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Does this behavior help me become the type of person I wish to be? Does this habit cast a vote for or against my desired identity?” Habits that reinforce your desired identity are usually good. Habits that conflict with your desired identity are usually bad.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
“Emotions drive behavior. Every decision is an emotional decision at some level. Whatever your logical reasons are for taking action, you only feel compelled to act on them because of emotion. In fact, people with damage to emotional centers of the brain can list many reasons for taking action but still will not act because they do not have emotions to drive them. This is why craving comes before response. The feeling comes first, and then the behavior.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
“One of the best ways to build a new habit is to identify a current habit you already do each day and then stack your new behavior on top. This is called habit stacking.”
James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones

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