Atomic Habits-Goodreads Review

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

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

Author: James Clear


Nonfiction
Tone: Practical, positive, encouraging, and approachable
Take Away: James Clear explains not only how habits form, but why we should pay attention.
How I discovered this title: This book was recommended by several bloggers I follow including Randy Ingermanson, Kristen Lamb and Jon Acuff.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint.

  • In his February 2018 edition of The Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine, Randy Ingermanson (“the Snowflake guy”) wrote that the book inspired him to stick to his healthy 10,000 steps a day habit.
  • Kristen Lamb also referenced the book in this post about overcoming the day-to-day drudgery of writing.
  • Jon Acuff, the author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done (see my April, 2018 review), wrote this on his blog: “I’m reading, Atomic Habits by James Clear. For years, I’ve loved James’ approach to habits and was thrilled when he put his work into this awesome book. I am looking forward to reading this one. (James didn’t ask me to do this, I’m just genuinely excited about this book.)”

James Clear explains not only how habits form, but why we should pay attention. His advice is practical, positive, encouraging, and approachable.
He writes, “Ultimately, your habits matter because they help you become the type of person you wish to be. They are the channel through which you develop your deepest beliefs about yourself. Quite literally, you become your habits.”
So do your habits reflect the type of person you strive to be? If not, add this title to your must-read list!

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