Analyzing Atomic Habits

If able to, definitely get your hands on a copy of this book!

Adrienne Revier

If able to, definitely get your hands on a copy of this book!

Adrienne Revier, Staff Writer

It can be assumed that at some point in nearly everyone’s lives, they have had the hope to become better at something. Everyone has different goals, whether someone wants to become a better athlete, be a cleaner eater or even become more of a reader. No matter what the dream may be, the struggle is getting there. Often, people find themselves in a constant spiral of saying they will begin doing something and soon realizing they have fallen right back to their old ways. The book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear allows people to take a deeper look inward and improve not only their habits but themselves as a whole. 

On top of being the author of “Atomic Habits,” Clear is also the creator of the habit journal, publisher of the 3-2-1 newsletter and a speaker at major companies and events. He began writing about habits in 2012 and published his New York Times #1 bestseller “Atomic Habits” in 2018. It has since sold over seven million copies. Clear is helpful in providing people with tips on how to begin and stick to good habits, how to focus on the good habits while avoiding bad ones, how to be more efficient and how to get the most out of something through the path of least resistance. “Most of all, I write about how to put these ideas into practice in daily life,” said Clear. He understands that everyone lives their own lives with different obstacles and different goals; nonetheless, Clear makes sure his techniques can be applied to everyone’s lives no matter what. 

Clear divides the book into four laws of habit change. Law one⁠—make it obvious, law two⁠—make it attractive, law three⁠—make it easy and law four⁠—make it satisfying. In contrast to the laws, there is the inverse for each of them: obvious-invisible, attractive-unattractive, easy-hard and satisfying-unsatisfying. Upon reading “Atomic Habits’ ‘ one will learn how to build a system for getting one percent better every day, break bad habits and stick to good ones. A person will be better able to avoid the common mistakes most people make when changing habits. This book teaches people how to overcome a lack of motivation and willpower, as well as, develop a stronger identity and believe in themself. Atomic Habits makes making  time for new habits easier(even when life gets crazy), along with teaching people how to design their environment to make success easier. Most importantly, “Atomic Habits” teaches people how to actually implement these ideas into their personal lives.