Book 7 on my “March to 100 for 2019″—James Clear: Atomic Habits—Want to improve, start, or end a habit? A straightforward book to accomplish your goal.
How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? Studies show that most resolutions have been discarded. Gym memberships go unused and books unread.
Let’s say you want to read 100 books a year. That’s a big goal, but can it be done? Sure, if you set aside an hour or two a day, every day, for reading.
But, you protest, you want to surf Facebook or Instagram and get lost in the time suck. Or you crash in front of the TV for hours at a time.
So how do you control habits that are not good and create and emphasize habits that are positive?
Most self-help books are full of repetitive stories, scientific jargon, and useless advice. You might—might—find a nugget or two of wisdom buried in the pages, but you have to slog through page after page of self-important writing to discover them.
But James Clear produced an imminently readable, easy-to-understand book to explain straightforward steps you can take. And, yes, he explains the why behind his thoughts, but he does it in a clear way.
For example, he explains why bad habits are so rewarding in the moment which makes them hard to break. And then he gives you some simple tips to make a good habit more enticing.
And he helps break down those big goals (read 100 books a year) into bite size habits (read 15 minutes today, and tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day) and provides a simple habit tracker to get you into that spirit.
So if you have a habit you want to create, or one you want to break, give this book a chance to help you with your goals.
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