February 2, 2021
Atomic Habits: by James Clear
Hands down, this is the best book on building habits. James Clear walks through a very methodical approach to developing good habits and getting rid of the bad ones.
When we realize that our outcomes in life are the results of our habits – we start paying attention. We must challenge ourselves to improve our habits first so we can improve our outcomes later.
A simple habit to improve ourselves is to ask the question “What’s better for the long term?” before making any decision.
Should I eat a deep fried Oreo or an apple? What’s better for the long term?
Should I do a 15 minute workout or scroll my phone? What’s better for the long term?
Should I binge watch this TV show or read a book? What’s better for the long term?
Should I buy this thing on Amazon or save for retirement? What’s better for the long term?
We don’t have to be robots and not enjoy things in the short term, but if at least 51% of our decisions are better for the long term, we’ll come out on top.
Incorporating this habit into our decision process is how we make our future selves proud of our current selves.
“Habits matter because they help you become the person you want to be.”James Clear
What kind of person do you want to be?
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