Notes on Atomic Habits

The Surprising Power of Atomic Habits

If you get 1% better each day, you’ll end up with results nearly 37x better after 1 year

1% better every day

Positive Compounding

Negative Compounding

Systems > Goals

A system of atomic habits

How to Build Better Habits in 4 Simple Steps

The habit loop

How to create a good habit

How to break a bad habit

The 1st Law: Make It Obvious

The habits scorecard

Habit stacking

Motivation is overrated — environment often matters more

The secret to self-control

The 2nd Law: Make It Attractive

How to Make a Habit Irresistible

Temptation bundling can make your habits more attractive

The Role of Family and Friends in Shaping Your Habits

How to Find and Fix the Causes of Your Bad Habits

The 3rd Law: Make It Easy

“The best is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

Motion VS Action

Repetition > Perfection

The Law of Least Effort

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the Two-Minute Rule

The 4th Law: Make It Satisfying

The Cardinal Rule of Behaviour Change

How to Stick with Good Habits Every Day

“The first rule of compounding: Never interrupt it unnecessarily.” — Charlie Munger

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