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The Importance Of Habits

The Importance Of Habits

James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, learned the importance of habit building after a traumatic injury in his youth.

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If you improve by 1 percent each day for a year, you’ll be thirty-seven times better by the end of the year.

The reverse is also true — if you get 1 percent worse each day for a year, you’ll end up basically at zero.

The way we build habits can be divided into four steps: cue, craving, response, and reward. Together, these steps are known as the habit loop.

  1. Make it obvious. Attach new habits to old habits you already have.
  2. Second Law: Make it Attractive.The more that you like doing somethin...

Small changes, though they may seem unimportant now, can add up. Eventually, they can lead to drastic results.

These small changes are what Clear calls atomic habits. An atomic habit “refers to a tiny change, a marginal gain, a 1% improvement.”

He learned that if you focus on improving yourself by developing good habits, you'll be able to achieve your goals.

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YOU CAN DEVELOP POSITIVE HABITS THROUGH SMALL INCREMENTAL CHANGES

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“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.”

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Habits compound as we repeat them. A small change can have a big impact over a long period of time. If you do one good things everyday it will compound and will give an astounding results over a period of time. Not much, but just try to be a person better than what you were yesterday and the posi...

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