Atomic habits : an easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones / by James Clear
By: Clear, James.Publisher: London, U.K. : Random House Business Books, 2018Description: 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781847941831.Subject(s): Personal development | Psychology | Behaviour
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|Book||Australia||209 CLE 2018 (Browse shelf)||Issued||03/02/2020||CA010160|
|Book||New Zealand||209 ATO (Browse shelf)||Available||CA015555|
THE FUNDAMENTALS - WHY TINY CHANGES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE: The surprising power of atomic habits -- How your habits shape your identity (and vice versa) -- How to build better habits in 4 simple steps. THE 1ST LAW - MAKE IT OBVIOUS: The man who didn't look right -- The best way to start a new habit -- Motivation is overrated; environment often matters more -- The secret to self-control. THE 2ND LAW - MAKE IT ATTRACTIVE: How to make a habit irresistible -- The role of family and friends in shaping your habits -- How to find and fix the causes of your bad habits. THE 3RD LAW - MAKE IT EASY: Walk slowly, but never backward -- The law of least effort -- How to stop procrastinating by using the two-minute rule -- How to make good habits inevitable and the bad habits impossible. THE 4TH LAW - MAKE IT SATISFYING: The cardinal rule of behavior change -- How to stick with good habits every day -- How an accountability partner can change everything. ADVANCED TACTICS - HOW TO GO FROM BEING MERELY GOOD TO BEING TRULY GREAT: The truth about talent (when genes matter and when they don't -- The Goldilocks rule - how to stay motivated in life and work -- The downside of creating good habits. THE SECRET TO RESULTS THAT LAST. APPENDICES: Little lessons from the four laws -- How to apply these ideas to business -- How to apply these ideas to parenting.
Offers practical strategies to form good habits and adopt a system for self-improvement through small increments. Draws on biology, psychology and neuroscience to overcome lack of motivation and will power and implement both personal and organisational change.