Feb 10, 2019 22:00:50

Atomic Habits

by @swizecteller | 202 words | 3🔥 | 42💌 | 6💧

Swizec Teller

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On my epic 32km run today I finished almost the entire Atomic Habits book from @JamesClear

Here's my takeaways 👇 #200wordsTIL

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His high school story about catching a baseball bat with his face almost made me cry. It's hard to run when you're holding back tears.

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Habits, even small ones, have compounding effects. Change happens slowly then all at once.

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Two good ways exist to build habits:

1) Intention setting

2) Habit stacking

Both rely on removing ambiguity.

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Intention setting is when you start your habit like this:

I will _____ every ___ at ___ am/pm for N periods. When I succeed I will reward myself with ____. If I fail, I will have a negative consequence of ____

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Habit stacking relies on attaching your habits to existing habits. I clean the kitchen every day after dinner.

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Habits that change your identity are lasting.

❌ "I won't eat cookies after dinner"

✅ "I am the kind of person who doesn't eat cookies after dinner"

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You have to show up before you can optimize. Small habits first.

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Avoiding failure is more important than creating success.

100 to 150 is a 50% improvement.

150 to 100 is only a 33% loss.

When you fall off the wagon, get back on right away.

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Unlearn habits that no longer serve you.

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