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Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

by James Clear

Tiny changes make remarkable results

  1. Have you ever imagined what cause the drastic changes in our lives we obviously don't take any drastic bad steps with our life?
  2. We just snoozed the alarm one more time in the morning, we just browsed through Instagram 10mins more every single day 
  3. These 1% changes are not eas...

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Habits and process are more important for success

  1. Habits are so underrated because of their under the hood behaviour and our shitty observation because they often don't make any significant difference in our life unless we unlock a new level of performance.
  2. We think we will get linear progress as we go along with our practice   

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Problems with goals

  1. Problem-1: Winners and losers have the same goals, if having really ambitious goals was the only thing then everybody would have won the 100m Olympic race
  2. Problem-2: Achieving a goal is just a momentary change but having good habits are a lifetime achievement 
  3. Problem#3 → Goa...

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james clear

"The purpose of setting goals is to win the game, while the purpose of building systems is to continue playing the game. True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking and it's a cycle of endless refinement and continuous improvement."

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4 Laws of behaviour change

The 4 laws of behaviour change tweek each of the elements mentioned in the above cycle whic will eventually help us make good habits and break the bad ones

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<1> Make it obvious

  1. This law mostly touches the cue of your habit, so broadly the cue of your good habit should be more obvious and visible and reduce exposure of the cues of your bad habits from the environment
  2. design your environment in a way that you are close to the cues of good habits i.e. if you w...

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<2> Make it attractive

  1. This mostly touches the craving part of the habit broadly the more attractive the craving is the more probability of we doing it and the less attractive your craving is the less probability of we really doing it for example: our lecture pdfs suck and online Udemy courses are generally boring...

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<3> Make it easy

  1. The 3rd law governs in making the process or the response to a habit easier to practice
  2. Friction is a really powerful force between you and your habits
  3. So to make good habits a part of your life reduce the friction decrease the number of steps between you and your habit 
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<4> Make it satisfying

  1. Once you complete your ritual just reward your self because the habit after which you are rewarded is repeated continuously but the one after you are punished is stopped automatically
  2. Use a habit tracker and don't break the streak if you break it one day come back to track the other ...

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Conclusion

Follow this to hack your habits 😀😀

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