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Atomic Habits

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Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones


15 mins. de lectura
10 ideas fundamentales
Audio y Texto

¿De qué se trata?

Change your habits by exerting the smallest of effort.

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  • Scientific
  • Applicable
  • Concrete Examples


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.


Small Steps

Frequent repetition automates behaviors and turns them into habits. Most people undervalue applying little changes to their routines but, over time, a minuscule adjustment can create “atomic habits,” the foundation for extraordinary outcomes. These atomic habits function as part of a methodical system which does a better job of helping you achieve progress than merely setting a goal without outlining a process for attaining it. Atomic habits interconnect like building blocks to provoke remarkable adaptations to your behavior. Achieving long-lasting results requires establishing a path for permanent change.

A person’s actions arise from a belief system based on a set of assumptions which form his or her identity. Normally, individuals try to change their habits by listing “what” they want, thus producing an “outcome-based” goal.

An alternative to this approach centers on “who” the person wants to become by creating “identity-based habits.” For example, people who take pride in their athletic skills will carry out the habits affiliated with maintaining their physical ability ...

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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    V. B. 2 years ago
    A 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.
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    R. T. 3 years ago
    Truly 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.”