Atomic Habits by James Clear is a self-help book that focuses on the importance of small, incremental changes in achieving long-term goals. The main premise of the book is that small, consistent actions can lead to significant improvements in all aspects of life, whether it be personal or professional.
Clear argues that traditional goal setting is often too vague and that people are more likely to succeed when they focus on developing good habits rather than trying to achieve specific outcomes. He presents the concept of “atomic habits,” which are small, incremental changes that can be made to daily routines in order to improve overall success.
One of the key takeaways from Atomic Habits is the idea that progress is not linear, and that setbacks and failures are a normal part of the process. Clear emphasizes the importance of persistence and the need to continuously work on developing good habits in order to achieve long-term success.
Overall, Atomic Habits is a well-written and thought-provoking book that offers practical advice for anyone looking to make positive changes in their life. It is an easy read and is filled with practical tips and strategies that can be easily implemented in everyday life. If you are looking to make lasting changes and improve your overall well-being, this book is definitely worth a read.
When I read Atomic Habits for the first time, naturally I applied everything he write about into my own handstand practice. One of the big ideas that jumped out at me was the notion of inputs vs outputs.
If the output = the goal you have in mind, then your inputs need to align with that output. Said another way, the best you can be at anything is the sum total of your daily habits. Just remember, you’ll never make quantum leaps in ability without altering the way you train!