In This Episode: How to Improve Your Life by Creating Atomic Habits:
1. Habits are the compount interest of self improvement in that the positive effects compound over time. You may not see change right away, but consistent effort is what brings lasting results and real change.
2. More important than goals, your systems are what lead to your success or failure when trying to change your behavior. Systems are a collection of habits leading to every outcome so paying attention to the process rather than the final goal is a critical component.
3. True behavior change is an identity change. (I want _____ as opposed to I am ____). Identity and behavior are closely linked and taking small consistent actions is the best method for shaping identity and becoming the person you want to be.
James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. His work has appeared in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, Time, Entrepreneur, and he has taught in colleges around the world. James is also the creator of the Habits Academy, the premier training platform for organizations and individuals that are interested in building better habits in life and work.
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If you enjoyed this conversation with James Clear, please check out these other episodes:
Tiny Habits for Behavior Change with BJ Fogg
Behavior Change with Dr. John Norcross
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