I have taken ten days’ vacation during the 2020 Christmas break. And at the same time, I have received the Atomic Habits book from a secret Santa in my office. This book was on my to-do list for a very long time. It might be because of Internet pressure or because I have read many reviews about this book over the last year. I went ahead and studied the book and was blown away by the wisdom, tips, and tricks provided in the book by the world’s renowned habits expert James Clear. It is his first book, and he sold more than three million copies within the first year of releasing the book.
In any organization, employees look forward to organizations’ interest in investing time and effort in contributing to their personal and professional growth. As part of this initiative, EnergyTech Global has a platform called the “EQUIP – People & Possibilities” Talk Series. It is a monthly interactive session presented by different teams to share their day to day activities, learnings, tools & technologies. Sharing is caring, and adding value to others is the essence of equipping each other. This time, it was my turn to add value to people through EQUIP series, and I decided to share my newfound knowledge about Atomic Habits. In this video, I have given a detour of the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. I am sure that you will feel good for investing an hour of your time and watching this video.
Five Big Ideas
1. Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. – 1% tiny improvement every day.
2. If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead. – Goals Vs. Systems.
3. The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve but on who you wish to become. – Outcome-based habit Vs. Identity-based habit.
4. Priming your environment will help you shape your good habits quickly and break your bad habits.
5. The 4 laws of behavior change is a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits. They are (a) make it obvious, (b) make it attractive, (c) make it easy, and (d) make it satisfying.