Feb 16, 2021

The Power of Atomic Habits by James Clear!


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Sometimes we put a whole Life into making a good habit and then one day, by a small mistake, that habit turns into a second. Why does this happen? In fact, we often assume that great effort is essential for great success. It is not clearly wrong, but sometimes even small attempts bring results better than efforts. James Clear's book Atomic Habits Book tells us about the same habits.

1.Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement

The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them.

The effects of small habits compound over time. 

Every day that 1% better than you make improvement to your habit decide the future.

How much money you will have in your future will be decided on how much you save and invest.

Similarly, how much knowledge you have depends on how many books you read. What will be your weight is depended on your everyday eating habits and physical activities.

They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous. A slight change in your daily habits can guide your life to a very different destination.

Making a choice that is 1% better or 1% worse seems insignificant in the moment, but over a lifetime these choices determine the difference between who you are and who you could be.

2. Your identity is made up of your habits:

Have you ever wondered why it feels so difficult to change any habits?

Behaviour change is a big thing, no matter the behaviour, and it’s almost never possible to take all of it on at once.

We have to start small day by day to form a new habit, and with particular, measurable actions.

Each specific action is one forkful of behaviour change, and a set of those actions engaged over time results in cumulative change. To accompany those cumulative actions, we need specific goals, which behaviour change research suggests are essential to success, because we need performance targets to measure ourselves against. But those, too, should be realistic and specific.

There are three main reasons for making changes.

Now think for yourself which of the following should be focus?

If you think only of outcome, you will get bored. So try to make change a part of your identity.

For example, if you want to get used to reading newspapers every day, start getting headlines short. Then discuss them with those who know you. This will make people recognize you as a knowledgeable person of all headlines. And reading newspapers every day will become your habit


3. Four easy ways to make good habits.

Whenever you want to change your habit, ask yourself these four questions.

  • Start with Small Adjustments. ...
  • Be Positive. ...
  • Once you make the Decision, Commit to it. ...
  • Identify All Your Triggers and Obstacles. ...
  • Take Time to think about what is holding you back. ...
  • Create a Plan to Succeed with Failure in Mind.

4. Imagine yourself as you want to be.

Whenever someone thinks of adopting a new habit, think about the impact it will have on your life. Will this habit make me what I want to be?

If you get a yes answer, understand that your brain is ready for a new habit.

5. The best way to start a new habit.

Many people feel that they lack motivation. But they actually lack clarity. They don't know where to go, or why they have to go.

In such a situation, one of the best ways to create a new habit is to identify an existing habit. And then add your new habit to it. It is also known as habit stacking.

6. You need a good environment, not much motivation.

There is a famous quote by James Clear, "Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior."

Every habit starts with need. This need stems from your environment. So always pay attention to the circumstances around you and recognize the need for good habits being formed in them.

7. How to do Self Control.

Once a good habit is formed, it will always be remembered. Yet the human mind soon goes astray. For example, whenever you see something sweet during a weight loss diet, you start losing self control. Some people even give up their diet after giving up.

That is why self control is very important. The best way to make it is to keep such things out of your sight that can break your morale.

 8. How to make a habit of habits.

Always keep your eye on the reward. Think that if I follow this habit completely today, what will be the benefit of it tomorrow.

By making your habits attractive and keeping your eyes on the result, one gets used to the habit.

 9. How family and friends affect your habits.

There is no doubt in this, we always try to be like the people around us. That is why it is important that your family and friends have good habits. If it is not so, then you join a circle or club where people of your mentality have to sit up.

10. How to find the cause of bad habits and change them.

Just as thinking about the result of a good habit makes it attractive, similarly thinking about the result of a bad habit makes it unattractive. That's why pay attention to your routine and find habits that waste your time. Then consider the consequences of those habits and change them.

11. Proceed slowly.

To change your habits, it is also important that your new habits are easy. Habits are formed by repeating and moving forward slowly. Fast runners often get tired.

12. Less effort and maximum results

How nice to hear this, doesn't it? In reality, our brain works the same way. It also likes to take the less laborious route. So to make your brain work better, keep it happy and listen to it. When the hard work is less, then you will also get into the habit of doing less.

13. Stop procrastination in 2 minutes.

Procrastination means procrastination is the biggest enemy of good habits. The only way to change this is the two minute rule. According to this, whenever you think of doing something, start doing it within two minutes of thinking about it. This will not give your mind a chance to wander.

14. Make good habits a part of life and get rid of bad habits.

Just as it is important to make good habits easy to adopt, bad habits must be made difficult to get rid of. This is the inversion law.

For example, when we have to get rid of the habit of using social media sites, then we delete those apps only. With this we make that habit impossible.

15. The main rule of behaviour change.

Whenever we get satisfaction from doing something less, we do not shy away from doing that thing again. That is why in order to change the behaviour, make the new habits satisfactory. This is the main law of behavioural change. Always do that work which gives peace to your mind.

16. How to stick to good habits everyday.

We get the most satisfaction when we accomplish one of our goals. Now download a habit tracker for whether you have accomplished your goal or not. Or track your habits by marking on the book or calendar. This will establish a connection between your habits and you.

17. How Making Someone an Accountability Partner Changes Everything

If there is someone in your life who wants to see you successful, then definitely share your routine with them. Doing so establishes an accountability, which helps you stay on the right track and stick to good habits.


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