Here’s what has impacted me from James Clear’s book “Atomic Habits.”

Do you want to make a 37 times improvement in your life over the next year? Most of us do, so today I’m discussing a book I just finished reading called “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. It’s an excellent book that has impacted how I’m focusing on my life, so I’d like to share it with you. 

One of the main points he makes is that a 1% positive change made every day for 365 days will result in a 37 times improvement. This applies to work too, but today I’m focusing on identity habits because it’s what I’m currently concentrating on in my life. As business owners, most of us want to focus on things to help our businesses, but Clear recommends starting with your identity habits. Identity habits are personal habits, such as smoking. 

The quality of the habits we have equals our quality of life and impacts our destiny. How you think about life and situations will have a huge effect on your quality of life and destiny. If someone comes up to you and asks if you want a cigarette while you’re trying to quit, you might say, “No thanks, I’m trying to quit.” However, that means you’re still a smoker. If you change your thinking and alter the answer to “No thanks, I’m not a smoker,” you’re changing your identity. 

“Mastery = habits + intentional practice. ”

Changing habits like that by 1% per day will ensure that eventually you truly aren’t a smoker. You’ll be 37 times better by the end of the year, whatever your negative habits are. 

Mastery = habits + intentional practice. For example, if you want to learn a foreign language, you study it for an hour a day. At the end of one day, you don’t understand the language any better. However, if you study for an hour every day, at the end of the year, you will have mastered that language. 

Hopefully, these tips will help you make changes in your life. I’d love to chat if you have any questions or comments about this. Simply call or email me to start the conversation.

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