Atomic Habits (James Clear) - Book Summary

Atomic Habits (James Clear) - Book Summary

🚀 The Book In 3 Sentences

  1. Habits are the compound interest of self improvement.
  2. Instead of setting goals set systems.
  3. Identity change is more important than habit change.

⚡️My Impressions

My thoughts on upon reading this book were that I need to start focusing on small improvements and that I should pay attention to why I do what I do and is it something I want to be doing.

In general this book has changed the game.

Who Should Read It?

This book is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to break a bad habit or form a good one or if you feel like you aren't going anywhere or want to achieve more then the book is also definitely for you.

But I would also argue that everyone should read this.

☘️How The Book Changed Me

Since reading this book my view on habits, identities, systems and outcomes have greatly changed now I focus on continuous improvement even if it is small, I focus identity rather than outcomes and I focus on systems rather than goals.

My Top 3 Quotes

"Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. Your clutter is a lagging measure of your cleaning habits. You get what you repeat."
"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."
"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."