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Sep 29, 2019 11:23:37

Forming a new habit

by @heisenberg | 209 words | 29πŸ”₯ | 41πŸ’Œ

Gregory Medvilson

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Recently I started listening to an audiobook called Atomic Habits. This is one of the new york times best-selling book, and my elder brother suggested it! Writing is simple and straightforward. Unless other habit forming books, James Clear doesn’t bog me down with a lot of conceptual materials. I got some great takeaways from "The Power of Habit", but this is next-level with a lot of practical guide to identifying and changing your habits.


The idea behind the book is that habits are the compound interest of behavior. Get 1% better each day, and you will rarely notice a change on any given day, but by the end of a year, you will be 38% better than when you started. This is the essence of James Clear’s method.


To build a good habit:

- Make it obvious (the cue)

- Make it attractive (the craving)

- Make it easy (the response)

- Make it satisfying (the reward)


To break a bad habit:

- Make it invisible (the cue)

- Make it unattractive (the craving)

- Make it hard (the response)

- Make it unsatisfying (the reward)


In summary, I highly recommend Atomic Habits. If the topic of habit formation is new to you, I think this book is probably the best resource you’ll find.

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    @gregory Welcome to the community! Why did you decide to start developing a writing habit? :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Sep 29, 2019 22:00:44
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      @basilesamel Thanks Basile! I loved the community so far :)

      Writing is something that I'm really poor at! I think if I can maintain my streak, I can improve my writing and as well as the English language.

      Gregory Medvilson avatar Gregory Medvilson | Sep 29, 2019 18:15:51
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