I was aware of many concepts of this book through the web site of the author jamesclear.com In fact that the place from where I came to know James first time. The article on habits where he mentions process is important than goals was my starting point. I continued reading his updates through the consistent newsletter he publishes through his site.
Once the book was announced and available it was a no brainer for me to purchase my own copy to have all the concepts in one place and to go through the ideas in succession.
This book provides supplementary material like cheat sheet and templates which are very useful for planning your own habit profile and continuous improvement.
This book is action oriented. The concepts present an action plan for trying them in your own situation and to practice the ideas directly in day to day life. This makes the book an instruction manual for nurturing good habits and killing bad habits. I was able to immediately relate to many new habits to start and many not so good habits I can stop and avoid using the identification pattern provided in the book.
The principle presented in the book about understanding who to become, that is finding out what identity to achieve instead of just starting or stopping a habit is very helpful.
One important aspect of this book is the to the point summary provided after every chapter. Once you have read the book this summary helps recall all the concepts in short time and becomes a concise model to revise the concepts.
The book is engaging and is suitable for reading cover to cover as it provides many stories and references. As the concept of process than goals was already known to me through the Learning How to Learn MOOC at Coursera, I was glad to find the same concept mentioned in this book and was able to relate quickly with the principles.
The book also becomes a workbook and reference material once you have gone through it. The chapters are divided into sections which can be referred for particular situation in hand.
I will recommend this book for anyone who is eager to understand why habits are formed and how to nurture good habits and avoid bad ones.
And I absolutely mean it what I said in Headline of my comment. I have been following jamesclear.com from very long. His one article has absolutely changed my life, imagine what this book can offer to you.
I have been chasing to build many habits and experimenting with them a lot but I would always find a bit difficult to stay with my changed behavior and then while browsing on internet studying more on habits formation I stumbled on James's articles and boy this guy has the answer for habit formation.
If you are looking to form a new habit you have to read this Book.
I have never commented online on any of the books that I have read but this one deserves a lot of appreciation.
This one is for you James, in future if you ever read this comment I want to tell you that your work has hugely impacted my life. And I express my huge gratitude towards your work on Atomic Habits and the articles you post. Thank a lot for this :)
This is one of those books that I'm always going to keep with me.
The book shows how habits work and major part of the book focuses on the 4 Laws of Behavior Change. It doesn't just tell you here are the step and what to do to build new habits or break bad ones, it actually explains why we do certain things, repeat them, fall into bad habits and also fail to make changes in our lifestyle, why certain habits are more attractive or dull, how our brains respond to cue/stimuli, and much more. I haven't completed reading the book, I'm currently reading it.
Highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to make habit/lifestyle changes.
PS: The book title is written in gold foiling in the hardcover version and I love it! I'm so glad I got a hardcover copy :)
Power-packed insights with evidence. Unlike other self help books, James proposes a method to tackle the root of the problem. The key idea is that forming a good habit needs a powerful initiator and to sustain, it needs to be easy and simple. Starting small and delivering on it, will get the ball rolling eventually towards larger goals. The book is "clear" and every idea is reinforced by examples and real life situations.
I have begun to try some of the techniques and hope it all works out eventually. Will update the review later.
James clear writing style the techniques in the book are so amazing and practical that you can start feeling the change in your habit from the first day. I have read the 2/3 of the book in a single go everything was so damm practical and fits on your every single habit that in the middle of reading this book you will stand up and start clapping for the author.
Just one thing grab this book if you want to form habits just grab this rs 500+ was so much less prize for this book. amazing one hands down for james clear simple and indulging writing.
A great book which helps to inculcate good habits and eradicate the bad habits. This book provides in depth analysis on forming the good habits.a person who reads this book definitely impove health and carrier. Really i should thank tge author. This book is to be made as compulsary in cuuriculam of the college studies. So that chikdren will become good citizens. This book contains many real life interesting examples and their technques.out of the many self help books this book can be placed within first three places
I follow James Clear email articles and this is his first book and it has already won a lot of hearts and awards. I love the content of this book. Typical James Clear content. I would highly recommend this book for people of all backgrounds. It really helps you to understand the mechanics of habits and help you with some amazing life hacks.
This is thee best successor to Charles Duhigg's power of habit... Built on solid, significant and common real life events, the principles of forming and maintaining constructive habits are as clear and simple as it gets... Finally a real manual for habit forming... anyone who happen to stumble accross this book and want to change themselves, can buy this book with eyes closed... Big thanks to James Clear!!!