Atomic Habits: Getting stacked so you don’t get sacked


Written by: Sunshine
Featured image by: Purpose


Have you ever said any of the following?

“I do not see results. This is a waste of time.”

“I’m not one of those gym rats.” 

“I’m pretty sure that I will fail my resolution.” 

“Ugh. I need to do this, but I just don’t have the time.”

“It’s too hard. I don’t have enough willpower.”

“Ok, that’s it. I’m caving.”

It’s so easy to get caught up in the self-help and self-improvement hamster wheel, motivated to improve your life but too overwhelmed  with a list  of new age  novels  promised to make a better ‘you’.

Habit formation expert, James Clear, has written such a life-changing book that genuinely lives up to its promise and brings enormous value to its readers. Atomic Habits reveals  strategies regarding forming good habits, breaking bad ones and ultimately building your mental peace. A few pages in and you’ll understand why it’s become a Best Seller and employed by so many successful people and companies.

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The Atomic Habits breaks down four behaviours:

  • Cue: The signal to trigger the craving
  • Craving: The desired change in state
  • Response: The action 
  • Reward: Satisfied the craving

By the end of your read you’ll be able to:

  • differentiate between individual and system goals
  • visualize the concept of incremental change
  • reflect on outcome, process and identity 
  • understand the connection between habits and character

By following the points above, you can understand well that habits can be made and broken at once if we put our mind to them. 

But the question arises-

The last statement is the biggest mountain to climb for many people. How do we build good habits and break bad ones?”

The expert says that forming good habits involves making them:

GOOD HABITS

BAD HABITS

  • obvious
  • attractive
  • easy
  • satisfying
  • invisible
  • unattractive
  • difficult
  • unsatisfying

 

You’ll be amazed how adopting tiny daily habits will have an incredible impact on your career, friendships and relationships . 

James Clear provides a clear and proven system that stresses the impacts of chores, eating habits, and exercises in our daily lives and urges that we reward ourselves for the efforts we make in committing to activities that are both hard and easy. Of course, this is easier said (or written) than done.  Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks to help you implement new habits today.

Habits are the foundation of how manageable our life is, and as we, the world, our jobs and our lives change there is always room for improvement and refinement.

 


2021 Week 47 – Friday November 26th

Presentation: Atomic Habits: Tiny presentation, remarkable tips
Presenter: Echo


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