Atomic Habits Book Review: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

Atomic Habits is the most thorough and practical guide to

  • Developing excellent habits
  • Breaking bad ones
  • Improving one percent each day

and much more…

We don’t think you’ll find a more practical book on the subject of habits and self-improvement.

The issue isn’t with you if you’re having problems changing your behaviours. Your system is the issue.

Bad habits do not happen again because you don’t want to change, but because you have a bad changing system.

One of Atomic Habits’ key ideas is this: You will not achieve your objectives.

Your systems bring you down to their level. This book will provide you a tried-and-true strategy for reaching new heights.

About the Author – James Clear

James Clear is a motivational speaker and the author of the New York Times #1 book Atomic Habits. His humorous presentations teach audiences about minor habits, decision-making, and ongoing growth.

James Clear, Author, Book Atomic Habits
James Clear, Author, Atomic Habits

But James doesn’t only report on other people’s studies.

As an entrepreneur, writer, and weightlifter, he puts the concepts to the test as he seeks to develop better habits.

In the end, his speeches are a colourful blend of inspirational anecdotes, academic science, and hard-earned knowledge, with one part storytelling, one part academic research, and one part personal experiment.

His work has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Medium, and Time.

He speaks often to Fortune 500 corporations, and his work has been adopted by NFL, NBA, and MLB clubs.

Highlights from the Book “Atomic Habits”


“Time magnifies the margin between success and failure. It will multiply whatever you feed it. Good habits make time your ally. Bad habits make time your enemy.”

It’s not because you’ve lost your ability to improve if you’re having trouble forming a healthy habit or breaking a bad one. It’s usually because you haven’t yet crossed the Potential Plateau.

Complaining about not succeeding despite hard work is like whining about an ice cube that won’t melt even after being heated up to thirty-one degrees.

Your efforts were not in vain; they are simply being archived. All of the action takes place at 32 degrees.


“Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”

  • Your results are a lagging indicator of your behaviour.
  • Your net worth is a lagging indicator of your spending patterns.
  • The weight you carry is a lagging indicator of your eating habits.
  • Your ability to learn is a lagging indicator of your learning practises.
  • Your clutter is a lag indicator of how well you clean.
  • You reap what you sow.


“Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results.”

Goals are useful for charting a course, but systems are the most effective in moving forward.

When you spend too much time thinking about your goals and not enough time creating your systems, you’ll run into a few issues.

The goal of goal-setting is to win the game.

The goal of constructing systems is to keep playing the game. It’s all about the never-ending cycle of refining and progress.

In the end, your progress will be determined by your devotion to the process.


“Ultimately, your habits matter because they help you become the type of person you wish to be. They are the channel through which you develop your deepest beliefs about yourself. Quite literally, you become your habits.”

Habits that help you maintain your preferred identity are usually beneficial. Habits that are incompatible with your chosen identity are generally undesirable.

Many people believe they lack motivation when, in reality, they lack clarity.

It is not always clear when and where action should be taken. People who are “disciplined” are better at organising their lives in ways that do not necessitate tremendous determination and self-control.

To put it another way, they spend less time in settings that are enticing.


“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.”

However, when we repeat 1% errors day after day, by making the same bad selections, making the same small mistakes, and making the same petty excuses, our small choices add up to poisonous outcomes.

Final Review of the Book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

Whether you’re a team looking to win a championship, an organisation looking to redefine an industry, or an individual looking to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, and achieve long-term success, Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success and provide you with the tools and strategies you need to change your habits.

True stories about Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, corporate leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of tiny habits to master their trade and jump to the top of their field will inspire and entertain readers along the way.

10 takeaways after reading the book

  • Create a system that allows you to improve by 1% every day.
  • Break harmful habits and replace them with beneficial ones.
  • When it comes to changing habits, avoid the basic blunders that most individuals make.
  • Overcome a lack of willpower and motivation.
  • Develop a deeper sense of self and have faith in yourself.
  • Allow time for new habits to form (even when life gets crazy)
  • Create an environment that facilitates success.
  • Make little, simple improvements that have a significant impact.
  • When you get off track, get back on track.
  • And, perhaps most crucially, how to put these concepts into action in the actual world.

Our Ratings – 4.5/5 | A must read book. Buy it here on Amazon.

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