A stack of Atomic Habits books

4 Reasons Why I Think Every Writer Should Read Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits by James Clear is the best book ever written on habits.

If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

But if you haven’t, here’s why you should:

Reason #1: It’s not about huge gains

There’s a lot of guff out there about taking Massive Action, but that’s terrifying.

And really hard.

Humans don’t like to do hard things.

Instead, Clear talks about improving by 1% every day.

Reason #2: It explains how habits work

For years I failed at New Year’s Resolutions because I didn’t understand what I was doing, why, or how.

Atomic Habits explains how habits work, why we fail at lasting change, and the simple things we can do to build new healthy habits.

Reason #3: One simple idea blew my mind

“Winners and losers have the same goals.”

So what’s the difference?

Goals aren’t the important part.

Reason #4: 4 simple laws for lasting change

The book breaks down lasting change into 4 simple laws that are the basis for everything else:

  • Make it obvious
  • Make it attractive
  • Make it easy
  • Make it satisfying

This book legit changed my life.

And it’s a good read!

So if you’re feeling a bit meh about your goals for this year, and worrying you won’t live up to your own standards, read this.

It might just change everything.