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Atomic habits : tiny changes, remarkable results : an easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones
2018
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One of the world’s leading experts on habit formation reveals practical strategies that will teach readers exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. - (Baker & Taylor)

James Clear, an expert on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. He draws on proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. - (Baker & Taylor)

A leading expert on habit formation reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. - (Baker & Taylor)

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 15 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. - (Penguin Putnam)

Author Biography

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 15 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 3 million subscribers. - (Penguin Putnam)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: My Story 1(12)
The Fundamentals: Why Tiny Changes Make a Big Difference
1 The Surprising Power of Atomic Habits
13(16)
2 How Your Habits Shape Your Identity (and Vice Versa)
29(14)
3 How to Build Better Habits in 4 Simple Steps
43(16)
The 1st Law: Make It Obvious
4 The Man Who Didn't Look Right
59(10)
5 The Best Way to Start a New Habit
69(12)
6 Motivation Is Overrated; Environment Often Matters More
81(10)
7 The Secret to Self-Control
91(10)
The 2nd Law: Make It Attractive
8 How to Make a Habit Irresistible
101(12)
9 The Role of Family and Friends in Shaping Your Habits
113(12)
10 How to Find and Fix the Causes of Your Bad Habits
125(16)
The 3rd Law: Make It Easy
11 Walk Slowly, but Never Backward
141(8)
12 The Law of Least Effort
149(10)
13 How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the Two-Minute Rule
159(10)
14 How to Make Good Habits Inevitable and Bad Habits Impossible
169(14)
The 4th Law: Make It Satisfying
15 The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change
183(12)
16 How to Stick with Good Habits Every Day
195(10)
17 How an Accountability Partner Can Change Everything
205(12)
Advanced Tactics: How to Go from Being Merely Good to Being Truly Great
18 The Truth About Talent (When Genes Matter and When They Don't)
217(12)
19 The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Work
229(10)
20 The Downside of Creating Good Habits
239(18)
Conclusion: The Secret to Results That Last 251(18)
Appendix
What Should You Read Next?
257(2)
Little Lessons from the Four Laws
259(6)
How to Apply These Ideas to Business
265(2)
How to Apply These Ideas to Parenting
267(2)
Acknowledgments 269(4)
Notes 273(26)
Index 299

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