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THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD
Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.
People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.
He calls them atomic habits.
In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy.
These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life.
A NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'A supremely practical and useful book.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
'James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.' Adam Grant, author of Originals
'Atomic Habits is a step-by-step manual for changing routines.' Books of the Month, Financial Times
'A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life.' Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way
A supremely practical and useful book. James Clear distils the most fundamental information about habit formation, so you can accomplish more by focusing on less (Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck)
Atomic Habits is a step-by-step manual for changing routines. . . Inspiring real-life stories (Books of the Month, Financial Times)
James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones. (Adam Grant, author of Originals)
A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life (Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way)
Excellent. . . I’m almost done with my PhD in organisational psychology and James did a brilliant job describing much of the science in psychology and neuroscience. (Inc.)
I’d attribute about 60 per cent of my good habits to [James Clear’s] blog and this book is rapidly filling in the other 40 per cent. (Tim Urban, creator of Wait But Why)
Zeroes in on the science behind building good habits and breaking bad ones. . . enlightening (Business Insider)
Atomic Habits [is] a new book by James Clear that I’m relying on to develop realistic goals (Financial Times)
In Atomic Habits, author and self-improvement guru James Clear outlines a practical framework for improving just about every aspect of your life through the power of habit (Globe and Mail)
James Clear argues that the key [to changing your behaviour] is in making tiny changes that, over time, compound into large transformations. This book shows you how (Books of the Year, Fast Company)
From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Random House Business; 1st edition (18 Oct. 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1847941834
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847941831
- Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 26 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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That said, sometimes you do need the reminder. And I did pick up a few useful tips. So it’s worth the read. But don’t expect anything special.
By alina on 16 January 2020
This book is completely different, a no nonsense, down to earth practical piece with fantastic takeaways which anyone can apply so easily to fit in with their lifestyle. It is so methodical in it's approach and so clear (the family name suits him well! :-p).
It has a perfect blend of research, anecdotes, real life stories, tools and references. I also love his sense of humour and those little details interjected along the way. I simply did not want the book to end.
I urge anyone who loves the book to read his blog which has loads of truly awesome resources. Having implemented some of the tools, I already find that they have had a tremendous impact.
He is for me the Dale Carnegie of the modern era with added humour. Cannot recommend this book enough. I bought it on Kindle and had to buy the paperback version too to have it on my shelf!
This book is as practical as the content of his email newsletters, and I intend on reading (or listening to) this book multiple times over so I can 'extract' as much value from it as possible. He offers background, context, stories and more, to illustrate each of his points. As with all books of this nature, merely listening is not enough; application and implementation is key to gaining value from it.
There's a good amount of additional supporting material that you can download too (links are in the book). So you not only get the book to read, but lots of extras to help you make use of what is taught.
It's an engaging listen (or read) and comes highly recommended by me! If you're unsure, search online for "James Clear", have a read of some of his content, and make a decision.
In fact, following James Clear's emails for the past few years has had a hand in changing my life for the better, too.
Here's an example: I used to struggle to get up early. I was really, really, REALLY awful at it... yet I do my best work when I get up early. (To me, early is 6.30 am.) I made one simple change based on this book, and now I get up at 6.30 every day. I know, I know, it's a tiny thing – but it's a big deal to me.
And that's not the only way my life has changed for the better.
This book is on my "must read every year" list, not just because it's full of actionable, practical, non-judgemental advice and info, but because it's an enjoyable read. I teach business owners how to write books, and this is one of the best I've read. There's no filler. No boring preaching. Just great stories and clear actions to take.
If you're struggling to build and maintain good habits, and change bad habits, this is the book for you.