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Publisher's Summary

The number one New York Times best seller. Over one million copies sold!

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving - every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.

Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, listeners will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field.

Learn how to:

  • Make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy)
  • Overcome a lack of motivation and willpower
  • Design your environment to make success easier
  • Get back on track when you fall off course
  • And much more

Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits - whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

©2018 James Clear (P)2018 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"Atomic Habits was a great read. I learned a lot and think it’ll be helpful to a lot of people." (Gayle King, co-anchor of CBS This Morning and editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine

"In Atomic Habits, Clear will show you how to overcome a lack of motivation, change your environment to encourage success, and make time for new (and better) habits." (Glamour.com)

"Atomic Habits is a great book for anyone who is frustrated with the way they can’t seem to kick that one (or two dozen) bad habit(s) and wants to finally achieve health, fitness, financial freedom, great relationships, and a good life." (Medium.com)

Editorial Review

Writer James Clear was in high school when he was smashed in the face with a flying baseball bat. James found himself in the hospital dealing with massive trauma, and endless months of recovery ahead. It was too much to think about taking big steps, so he focused on smaller gains. Atomic ones.

Atomic Habits is the outcome of the writer James Clear’s lived experience, endless research, and countless discoveries about how making small – infinitesimally small – improvements can lead to great progress over time. This audiobook falls just as easily into the business and careers world as it does the personal improvement and sporting genres. It offers a straightforward and manageable solution for anyone who wants to discard their old bad habits and build newer, better ones in order to progress in any endeavour.

For Clear, the answer is not to set lofty goals, but to outline how a simple change in the system used for forming new habits can truly change the way you see yourself, your abilities, and your potential. And he will even tell you so himself, as Clear narrates this title with a style that smoothly weaves a story, adding his personality and experience to every line. He makes more than five hours breeze by with an unstoppable and enlightening collection of advice, examples, and his clear-cut, four-step solution for creating your own Atomic Habits.

A number-one nonfiction in Canada and across the world, Atomic Habits has become the go-to guide for finding motivation, creating new habits, and improving in leaps and bounds by taking the smallest of steps.

What listeners say about Atomic Habits

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An actually actionable self help book.

Don't think of this a self help book.
Here's why:
It doesn't drag out the same points over and over again.
It doesn't give you examples of super humans achieving super feats.
It doesn't give you a formula for success
It's not trying to "inspire you" that's BS and we all know it.

The recommendations are actionable. They're not weird either. Unfortunately, for the most part, we are the summation of our habits. Changing those habits....

Making the changes described in this book won't be trivial either. But there are some quick hits you can apply right away. It's a horrible cliche but you might call them "life hacks".

Now having used that phrase I'm going to put my head in the toilet bowl and start flushing.

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An enjoyable helpful read

I’ve read a lot of habit books and I still found this one to give me great usable tricks and tips. This is probably my favourite habit book.

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READ THIS BOOK NOW. LIKE, NOW!!

Excellent on many levels.

Habits and structure aren’t the sexiest things in the world. And after years of indoctrination, I found myself polarized from anything that felt restrictive.

What I am coming to know, greatly due to this book, is that my human brain can always be rewired. No matter how unsexy structure can seem, it IS the way for us to thrive.

It is in creating containers that we can flow freely through life. And maximize its level of quality.

Hugely recommended.

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No PDF

I am enjoying listening to this audiobook, and would love if the PDFs were included. Since I don't sit at a desk while listening, I don't take notes, and would love to be able to reference the tables and worksheets later.

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Excellent self improvement book

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, it was the first audiobook I finished in less than a week without getting bored. I recommend this to anyone who wants to understand how we can make tiny changes to become great in every aspect of our lives. A must listen especially for the younger generations!

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  • 2018-12-29

worth the read!

Pleasantly surprised not all principals were entirely obvious. And those that were came along with practical application suggestions. Really enjoyed it. More importantly, I know I will benefit from this knowledge. Each chapter is summarized at the end but still found gems within the text. I'll be going online to access see of the tools. Check this out. you won't regret it.

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The ultimate 'how to change your life' manual.

This book complements my other favourite book 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg.

While 'The Power of Habit' answers the 'how' and 'why' of habit change and accompanies research, 'Atomic habits' shows us how to apply these changes with much needed everyday examples.

This book is basically a much needed sequel to the above mentioned book, complete with an instruction manual on how to initiate and stick with habit changes, along with other resources for a common person.

I'm glad I bought it and heard it start to finish.

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Mention website way to much

Book had a good message. Constantly pushing website major turn off. Couldn’t finish. New habit. Trust your message and book will drive people to your website.

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Excellent and a lot of how to...

I really enjoyed this book as it was just as practical as it was informative. I really enjoyed going a bit deeper into the theory and having actionable steps attached. Well worth the time invested and a huge thanks to the Author.

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Astounding book!.

I can’t recommend this book enough.
James Clear gives a you a no nonsense approach to truly getting more from life.
It was a pleasure to hear twice. And I’m sure I’ll revisit it again in the future.

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  • CHughes
  • 2019-06-25

Author went overboard hawking his site

I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if he had held back in promoting his website half a dozen times per chapter. That was completely unnecessary and created a disappointing experience for readers.

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  • 2020-02-04

No pdf!

Always refereing to cheat sheets, habit journals and gives a link to his webaite but the link does not work and there is no accompanying pdf..

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  • Sherr
  • 2019-11-15

dull and overdone

reader is very monotone and dull. information can be summed up in a simple article or list. unrelated examples used

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-23

Frequent mention of website very annoying.

It is hard to listen after the 3rd plugin to the website, kinda lost interest in the book.

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  • Danijel Teofilovic
  • 2018-11-24

Possibly the best book I read in 2018

I like the fact that author read his book. He read clearly and is easy to follow. I devoured this book in two days and will now focus on implementing he’s strategies. I love the included templates. I will most definitely listen this again during this week while I’m working on building my habit system.

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  • Kevin R
  • 2019-02-05

Good Actionable Content

This was a decent follow up to Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit but not as engaging to me.

What Clear lacks, by comparison, in the narrative space he makes up for with an actionable approach.

This is a decent investment for the time required. I would suggest reading Duhigg first.

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  • David Weissman
  • 2018-10-30

Insightful, practical, fresh, and potentially transformative

I am only about halfway through this book (just bought it yesterday), but I couldn't help put in at least a partial review. I absolutely LOVE reading this! James Clear has a phenomenal understanding of human behavior, and specifically how our habits define our identities. For me personally, he has offered a completely new way for me to understand WHY I continue my bad habits when in my head, I know they're bad, and why I find it so difficult to start good habits. Furthermore, he offers very specific strategies for how to change those habits so I can make myself into the person I know I should be. It's not about "will power," "motivation," "perseverance," or any of those traits we so often attribute to people who kick bad habits and start good ones. Instead, it's all about behaving in a way most consistent with the person we wish to be.

As James Clear says, our habits are actually neither GOOD nor BAD. Instead, they are either consistent or inconsistent with our desired identities. If I see myself as a healthy and successful professional and happy father and husband, then I have to closely examine each of my current habits and ask myself if those behaviors are consistent with how I'd like to identify myself. If they are not, then I need to modify those habits. The specifics of how to go about doing that is where I am in the book now. I'll update this review in a few weeks (or maybe months), after I have finished the book and had a chance to try out the strategies. But for now, I feel like I'm having an epiphany, and I haven't felt this way about a book since...well...ever. Amazingly, after one day of reading only half of his book, Mr. Clear, a man who doesn't know me at all, has shown me more about my own behavior than any psychologist or therapist I've ever met in my lifetime.

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  • Max Farrar
  • 2019-07-08

Decent ideas, had to stretch to make it a book

The practical tips for habit forming are helpful. But dont buy this. This is one blog post stretched out into a book with lots of fluff.

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  • 2018-10-22

start here, if you are looking to achieve in life

I'll state this, this book should be read, then studied. I'll probably read this book twice a year until my life habits are conducive to the life I desire to live. many times we try to change but life gets in the way. the author provides a framework to overcome the mental aspect towards establishing the habits you want.

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  • Tim Ervin
  • 2019-02-18

Good Book but did not deliver on resources promise

Lots of bonus stuff promised but could not access online. Not credible. So was disapointed.

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  • Louis
  • 2019-04-02

meilleure application de la science des habitudes

Excellente narration. efficace et précis. a lire avec les autres livres sur les habitudes qui posent les bases scientifiques. ce livre est un bouquin d'application très efficace.

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  • CHEVM
  • 2020-10-26

Motivational and very well-structured book!

I genuinely enjoyed listening to this audiobook. (which also happened to be my first) Although English is not my first language, I found the reading by the author very clear and well-structured. I also find it very easy to navigate.

As an eternal procrastinator, this book offered me a fresh perspective on habits and their power that I didn’t truly realize. What I like the most about this book, is how action-oriented it is. It is full of tips that everyone can apply immediately in their daily life.

The only negative part is that I didn’t find the pdf resources the author mentioned in the book. Else it is great!! I feel motivated to put some of the advice of the author into practice. 😊

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  • Legent V.
  • 2019-07-17

La narration est horriblement monotone

Le contenu est intéressant, mais le narrateur est horriblement monotone et platonique, il est vraiment difficile de suivre le fil des idées tant la voix du lecteur donne envie de dormir, c'est vraiment dommage. Je regrette mon achat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-06

Short and To The Point!

Loved every part of it, powerful and useful hacks.
listened to it twice already and planning to make it a monthly read to keep my habits on point!
recommend it especially for those who struggle with procrastination ;)

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  • E Reeve
  • 2019-05-02

inspirational

a great book, great advice given in bitesize chunks, well narrated. I highly recommend it!

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  • Amanda Sessim
  • 2020-10-15

Very good book on habits

It may not be rocket science, but it gets the job very well done. It provides you with logical arguments and solutions. Very methodical and easy to apply in order to change your life for the better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-26

The power of #habits

In this book, the author shows that becoming and epic performer relies less on an innate hability of doing things better than others. instead, if one can identify a field in which they are ready to invest time energy and all, they will become so good that they can't be ignored. the secret of it all relies on sticking to the right habits and building them over time and also getting rid of the wrong ones.

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  • Imane
  • 2021-04-28

Practical, straight to the point, and awesome.

Love it, recommend it. I will later also get the paper version to acquire and master the actionable steps.
Even if one doesn’t intend to apply all the concepts presented, this book offers insight and brings awareness that could help people make awesome changes, step by step.
Cheers !

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  • Ioana
  • 2021-04-26

Excellent

Livre très inspirant, j’adore le fait qu’il soit lu par l’auteur même. Facile à suivre, motivant, pédagogique sans être condescendant. Il y a beaucoup de ressources supplémentaires que j’ai trouvé utiles sur le site de l’auteur, ainsi que les brefs résumés à la fin de chaque chapitre, cela permet une meilleure sédimentation des infos et nouvelles méthodes. Je recommande fortement à tous !

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  • iva d.
  • 2021-04-22

amazing

i didnt expect much from this book - i kinda thought i know already what he will talk about. And what a surprise... the book truly is amazing. give it a shot!