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Atomic Habits

Horacio Quintana's Key Ideas from Atomic Habits
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When your dreams are vague, it's easy to rationalize little exceptions all day long and never get around to the specific things you need to do to succeed



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What is a habit?

What is a habit?

Let's star with this simple question. A habit is a routine or practice performed regularly; an automatic response to a specific situation.


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Small changes? No thanks

Small changes? No thanks

Remember that habits can be actions that, when done, seem insignificant but in the long run make a big change. Many people always underestimate the power of small, consistent improvements. This is all based on the compound effect; Small and smart actions + consistency + time = radical difference.

Let's break it down: If you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you'll end up thirty-seven times better by time you're done


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Why is it so difficult to create habits?

Why is it so difficult to create habits?

One of the main reasons why it is so difficult to create habits is because of people's patience; people make small changes, don't see results soon and stop doing it.

Remember that mastery requires patience and constant work. Everything can be achieved in the long run, sometimes you just have to be a little more patient.


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The score takes care of itself



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Implement systems, not goals

Implement systems, not goals

Goals are about results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results. 

A handful of problems arise when you spend too much time thinking about your goals and not enough time designing your systems.

We must create systems that allow us to achieve our goals; you want to be a writer? design a system that makes you read different types of writing, write a page a day, research an hour a day on the topic you want to write about.

Remember that everything is in the process, enjoy the progress, live the process.


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The wrong approach

The wrong approach

Many people tend to implement actions in order to achieve a particular goal; I will train soccer every day to win the game. And it is not wrong to want to achieve something, but the key to implement habits is the other side of the coin, we have to focus on who we want to become; I am going to train soccer every day to become a professional soccer player.

  • The goal is not to dance a song, the goal is to become a dancer.

It is one thing to say "I am the type of person who wants this", it is quite another to say "I am the type of person who is this".


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Habits are, simply, reliable solutions to recurring problems in our environment



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Remember that everything is in the process, enjoy the progress, live the process.

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