To form a new habit, try coupling a desired new behavior with a usual behavior. To change habits, develop your awareness of your daily routines. James Clear promotes taking continuous, small steps toward forming habits that will eventually take the place of undesired ones. Frequent repetition automates behaviors and turns them into habits. Rewards and incentives, such as enjoyable activities, can nurture the effort of instilling good habits. Your individual identity aligns with habitual behavior. Clear recommends refining that behavior continually to achieve lasting change.
About the Author
James Clear writes about habits and self-improvement at his popular website, jamesclear.com. He speaks on habits and decision-making to Fortune 500 companies.
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2 years agoA great book, and nicely summarised. I wonder why only one comment has been received. Its unfortunate that, most people do not have the habit of reading, specially such self develoment books. That is why so much confusion and conflicts are exisiting in the world. The fist sentance, "You are what your hobits are", is the main pillar of this book. The success and failures are depending upon the habits we have develoed/formed. Good habits require great regular and determined efforts, while bad habits do not need much efforts and many a times get formed uncounciously. Periodic review of habits is hence essential.
3 years agoTruly great read - potentially life-changing in a way that goal-setting isn't and applicable to everyone without exception.
The quote from the end of the summary, captures it nicely:
“Continuously practiced good habits incorporated in tiny, sustainable steps compounds into powerful conduct. And, developing good habits builds your authentic identity.”
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