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This month's read:
Written by: James Clear
From the Author:
Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.
Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.
Learn how to:
make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);
overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;
design your environment to make success easier;
get back on track when you fall off course;
...and much more.
Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
Why we love it:
Atomic Habits comes highly recommended in many circles and most best seller list, so we gave it a read. We were not disappointed!
First, the voice and tone of the book are very informal and easy to read. It's very effortless and easy to consume, like listening to a podcast. The language is clear and ideas are articulated simply. The author undoubtedly knows his stuff. He lays out a framework for building habits that focus on triggers and tiny changes that add up over time.
What really resonated for us were the parallels to the Agile process we use in project management. Similar concepts are explored here, but in reference to our personal lives. The biggest being to think in terms of process and journeys rather than cemented goals. Obviously these ideas are not new, but the presentation and use of them here is executed quite well.
If you are looking for actionable steps for creating new and break old habits, this is a great place to start!
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