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

by James Clear

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The secret to having a successful life is not a single habit. It’s many habits that compound and create a system of living. One single habit may change your life by 1%—it’s too small to notice. But what if you create one habit every day for 365 days? You will become 37x better! That’s the power of small improvements every day.

This book about habits is based on new research and the experience of James Clear.

About the Author

James Clear writes about habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement at His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter.

On HabitCoach:

Chapter 1: The surprising power of atomic habits

Chapter 2: How your habits shape your identity (and vice versa)

Chapter 3: How to build better habits in four simple steps

Chapter 4: The man who didn’t look right

Chapter 5: The best way to start a new habit

Chapter 6: Motivation is overrated; Environment often matters more

Chapter 7: The secret to self-control

Chapter 8: How to make a habit irresistible

Chapter 9: The role of family and friends in shaping your habits

Chapter 10: How to find and fix the causes of your bad habits

Chapter 11: Walk slowly, but never backward

Chapter 12: The law of least effort

Chapter 13: How to stop procrastinating by using the two-minute rule

Chapter 14: How to make good habits inevitable and remove bad habits

Chapter 15: The cardinal rule of behavior change

Chapter 16: How to stick with good habits every day

Chapter 17: How an accountability partner can change everything

Chapter 18: The truth about talent

Chapter 19: The Goldilocks rule: how to stay motivated in your life and work

Chapter 20: The downside of creating good habits