• Atomic Habits

  • An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
  • By: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (103,391 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number one New York Times best seller. Over one 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, listeners 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.

©2018 James Clear (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Atomic Habits was a great read. I learned a lot and think it’ll be helpful to a lot of people." (Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine

"In Atomic Habits, Clear will show you how to overcome a lack of motivation, change your environment to encourage success, and make time for new (and better) habits." (Glamour.com)

"Atomic Habits is a great book for anyone who is frustrated with the way they can’t seem to kick that one (or two dozen) bad habit(s) and wants to finally achieve health, fitness, financial freedom, great relationships, and a good life." (Medium.com)

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Author went overboard hawking his site

I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if he had held back in promoting his website half a dozen times per chapter. That was completely unnecessary and created a disappointing experience for readers.

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No pdf!

Always refereing to cheat sheets, habit journals and gives a link to his webaite but the link does not work and there is no accompanying pdf..

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dull and overdone

reader is very monotone and dull. information can be summed up in a simple article or list. unrelated examples used

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Decent ideas, had to stretch to make it a book

The practical tips for habit forming are helpful. But dont buy this. This is one blog post stretched out into a book with lots of fluff.

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Habits: The James Clear Story

Signed up for a self-help book. Got a grueling history of the authors high school sports accomplishments. Pass.

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It starts with definitions from the dictionary.

That is all you need to know to infer that the quality of the rest of the writing is sophmoric.



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Wish I Could get credit back

Sadly, the book is more an advertisement to a website rather than a good read through. Blinkist offers a great breakdown of the book which is far more valuable than the consistent suggestions of the authors' website.

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The "after book" is awful

The book itself is very good, it really brings very interesting things, although they are common sense, they are very well said, the problem is that the author throughout the book (seriously, all the time) promises extra material in a web page that ... oh surprise, it does not exist, honestly that was a disappointment to me, because if I buy the book, where a thing is promised that then does not exist, I feel like I have been cheated. Inevitably every time I see some other product of this same author, I do not intend to buy it, because I think I will be deceived again with something else.

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Frequent mention of website very annoying.

It is hard to listen after the 3rd plugin to the website, kinda lost interest in the book.

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Good Actionable Content

This was a decent follow up to Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit but not as engaging to me.

What Clear lacks, by comparison, in the narrative space he makes up for with an actionable approach.

This is a decent investment for the time required. I would suggest reading Duhigg first.

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