A brief, practical summary of Atomic Habits by James Clear.

The Big Idea

The ability to build good habits and break bad ones depends on learning to see habits on an atomic scale, which has the twin meanings of A) breaking habits down into their smallest possible parts, and B) accepting that the power of habits is always in the long-term.

The Tiny Summary

Atomic Habits is the best single book I’ve encountered on the topic of habit change, either building new positive habits or undoing old negative habits.

Organized around what the author calls the 4 Laws of Habit Change, the book presents a comprehensive overview of the best techniques from the science of behavior change and how to apply them to habit change in ordinary life.

Perhaps most importantly, the book how best to think about habits—as atomic—which is the key to successfully implementing any meaningful habit change.

Core Ideas and Techniques

Selected Quotes

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