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Atomic Habits- James Clear summary

Atomic Habits- James Clear summary

The Book in 3 sentences- 

  1. An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth.
  2. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
  3. Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.

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How to build better habits (Atomic habits- James Clear)

Whenever you want to change your behavior, ask yourself:

  1. How can I make it obvious?
  2. How can I make it attractive?
  3. How can I make it easy?
  4. How can I make it satisfying?
  5. “Once our habits become automatic, we stop paying attention to what we are doing.”

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The 5 big ideas-
  1. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.
  2. If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.
  3. The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become.
  4. The Four Laws of Behavior Change are a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits. They are (1) make it obvious, (2) make it attractive, (3) make it easy, and (4) make it satisfying.
  5. Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior.

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Atomic Habits
  1. An atomic habit is a regular practice or routine that is not only small and easy to do but is also the source of incredible power; a component of the system of compound growth.
  2. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
  3. Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.

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What is essentialism?

Essentialism is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of those things almost effortless.

It is about giving ourselves few important choices and deliberately pursuing them in disciplined manner

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Feeling Great by David D. Burns

The Book in Five Big Ideas

  1. Your negative emotions result from your thoughts and not from the circumstances of your life.
  2. The negative thoughts that upset you are nearly always distorted and twisted.
  3. When you can change the way you think, you can change the way you feel.
  4. Negative feelings always say something good about you
  5. People may resist treatment because they have mixed or even negative feelings about recovery or will have to do something they don’t want to do.

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