Atomic Habits

“Atomic Habits” by James Clear

My Notes


Don’t focus on outcomes, change your identity

Habits, the loop, the laws

The first law: make is obvious

The best way to start a new habit

Motivation is overrated, environment matters more

The secret to self-control

The second law: make it attractive

Role of family and friends

How to find and fix the causes of your bad habits

The third law: make it easy

How to make good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible

The fourth law: make it satisfying

Track your habits for quick wins

Get accountable

Closing sections: the truth about talent

How to stay motivated

The downside to habits