It goes without saying that Atomic Habits (by James Clear) is the latest book on my recommended list for o so many reasons.
For those who haven’t yet read it in simple terms it’s a practical guide on how to create good habits and break bad ones and get 1 percent better every day. Sounds easy right?
What’s crazy is that he does really make it sound that simple.
As a human being, it is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis.
Too often, we convince ourselves that massive success requires massive action. Whether it is losing weight, building a business, starting a YouTube channel, writing a book, or achieving any other goal, we put pressure on ourselves to make some earth-shattering improvement that everyone will talk about.
Meanwhile, improving by 1% isn’t particularly notable – sometimes it isn’t even noticeable – but it can be far more meaningful, especially in the long run. The difference a tiny improvement can make over time is astounding.
So in the spirit of sharing i wanted to just note down some of the key things I learned from this book (that was news to me) and have been integrating in my everyday life and thought process since finishing the book three weeks ago (yes i am still a newbie on habits but for the first time i feel like i am working towards permanence);
In this period of lockdown, whilst I have time, my focus has shifted in trying to become a better version of myself and this is one way of doing that. Hopefully i can keep it up!