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

· Penguin Random House Audio · Narrated by James Clear
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 4 million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

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.

If 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:
  • 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;
  • ...and much more.

    Atomic Habits 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.
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    Mary Foster
    April 17, 2022
    I would love to hear the rest of this book. I have experienced extreme panic attacks ever since I was 16 years old I am 53 now and they are getting worse in these last few months. I know there’s an answer for them besides medication I would love to be able to afford this book I think it may have the answer for me. I’ve tried everything from meditation if anyone has any information about any of the symptoms I just explain to you please get back with me I am in desperate need of help the doctors have no idea to medication. They just seem to get worse and they are lasting up to three days now nonstop and I have spurts of memory of them happening.
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    Nikhil Deo
    March 19, 2021
    This book takes an extremely simple and clear route to guiding you towards building habits but my favorite thing about it is that it feels more like a conversation with an everyday person who is passionate about a subject and less like a scholar/expert lecturing you. Clear has a really casual and direct voice and draws on excellent examples and metaphors to make concepts clear. I also love that it was less of a "4-step plan to habits" and more of a holistic process that includes things understanding how your self-identity plays into it and how different types of habits and changes pose different issues for different people and that there isn't a single answer. His system-oriented approach really allows for a broad set of applications. Add to that his well-organized set of online resources like his cheatsheet and habit journal make it easy to incorporate these systems.
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    Larisa Meschi
    August 26, 2019
    For those of us who KNOW what to do but just can't seem to do it for ourselves! Breaks habits down into small do-able components and allows you to install mechanisms for success in small bites vs. focusing on the goal. Explains why focus on the goal doesn't always work so why you can know but not do. Really motivates you to action and gives you the tools to take action. EVERY coach should read this book. I wish I had this info when I was an athlete.
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    About the author

    James Clear is a writer and speaker focused on habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits. The book has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages. Clear is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work has been featured in places like Time magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on CBS This Morning. His popular "3-2-1" email newsletter is sent out each week to more than 1 million subscribers.

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