MV Bookshelf - January 2023: "Atomic Habits" by James Clear
Holy moly!!! I nearly dropped the ball getting this discussion started - my apologies.
2023 couldn't start off with a better book. With the new year, many people start off with goals and resolutions. Sadly, as the weeks and months go by many of us fail to achieve those. Atomic Habits can help us reach our goals and our potential by teaching us how to make small adjustments in our lives to build long-lasting habits.
"No matter your goals, Atomic Habits
offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of
the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical
strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break
bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The
problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not
because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system
for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the
level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take
you to new heights.
Clear is known for his ability to distill
complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily
life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology,
psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for
making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way,
readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic
gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving
physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits
to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.
Learn how to:
...and much more.
- make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);
- overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;
- design your environment to make success easier;
- get back on track when you fall off course;
will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you
the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you
are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to
redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit
smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal."