Atomic Habits: Build The System Forget The Goal.

James Clear

How habits change our life.

Habits are two edge sword. If you use it for good, you will change your life like Haven. Or if you use it for bad, you will make your life worse like Hell.

How we live our day we live our lives.

Yes, How we live our day we live our lives. And our days are spend with habits. Habits are like atoms of our life. Those atoms shape quality of our life. So we have to choose atoms so wisely. Otherwise, our life will be wasted.

How Atomic Habits (small change) change our life dramatically

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. (Buddha)

We decline small changes daily basis because it is not notable in the present moment. We think massive success or changes requires massive action. Small changes can be far more meaningful in the long run. It compounds itself and leads to astonishing results.

The Most Powerful Outcomes Are Delayed.

1% better or worse can be a difficult concept to appreciate in daily life.

Your Work Was Not Wasted. It Is Just Being Stored.

Our mind wants to get the result instantly. If something delays we become frustrated. Imagine you want to melt ice but you are become frustrated after increasing 1 degree from 27 degrees. Ice start melting at 32 degrees.

Build The System Forget The Goal

If you are having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system.

This is the most favorite part of mine. This helps to get more happiness and build a better life. I fall in the trap of goal and I started to ruin my life.

A handful of problems arise when you spend too much time thinking about your goal and not enough time designing your life.

Previously I did that, then I didn’t know about systems before reading this book. My whole time spends on goal. And Again again get frustrated. Without systems nothing stayed last, I got only momentary change.

  • Winners and losers have the same goals.
  • Achieving a goal is only a momentary change.

Fix the inputs and the outputs will fix themselves.

  • Goals restrict your happiness.
  • Goals are at odds with long-term progress.

Last words

I highly recommend you read the book If you want to know more about habits and want to build/break good/bad habits. If you love the idea of James Clear, You can subscribe to his 3–2–1 newsletter. Every Thursday you get an email full of wisdom. It’s really worth it. Also, you can follow him on Twitter.



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