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Book Review: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

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I have always said and it’s true that “no one and nothing can change your life until you decide to change, until you make a decision to change your life and move forward…


With that being said, this episode is about habits, routines, how to build good habits and break old and bad ones. 


  1. Kaizen /kai.zn/ - Japanese term for 'improvement' or 'change for the better'.

  2. Identity-Based Habits - Habits that form based on one's underlying identity.

  3. The Compound Effect - Refers to the long-term growth that results from small, consistent habits that accumulate over time.

  4. Priming - Triggering a certain behavior or response by presenting an associated stimulus ahead of time.

  5. Keystone Habit - Habits that, once developed, cause other positive habits to occur.

  6. Habitual Cue - An environmental trigger that signals the beginning of a habit loop.

  7. Self-Signaling - Using external cues to remind oneself to start a desired habit.

  8. New Reward - The expected reward after performing the desired habit.

  9. Reticular Activating System - Part of the brain that filters what we pay attention to.

  10. Self-Efficacy - Belief in one's abilities to succeed at a specific task.


Here are also 10 powerful quotes from the book:


  1. “The way you feel is a result of the habits you have.”

  2. “We underestimate the power of starting small.”

  3. “Little things can have a big impact, but it takes a while to see the result.”

  4. “If you want to make a big change, you're going to have to start by making small changes.”

  5. “Habits make change inevitable.”

  6. “Motivation is overrated. What matters is habit.”

  7. “Winners and losers are not determined by luck. It is determined by systems.”

  8. “If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.”

  9. “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

  10. “The only way to truly change your beliefs is to change your behaviors.”


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Sunusi Isyaku
Sunusi Isyaku
Jan 23, 2023

It's believable

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