Source: Book Atomic Habits by James Clear
Learnings and insights:
Small habits if done consistently and keep adding one after the other will create an amazing long term impact.
Aim to get 1% better every day in whatever we are doing now.
4 Law of making long-lasting habits:
Doing 1 small habit, in the long run, will not make you successful, it needs to be stacked on habits after the other. [Habit stacking]
When you want to change your habit starts from the inside “Who I want to be?” not “What I want to get?”. Why? Because if we set the identity it’s easier to keep the habits going. Example:
How to break bad habits? Make it really really hard to do
The environment really impacts our habits. If we want to create a new habit, make sure we also set our environment to support it.
Knowing the progress of our habits is also important to keep us motivated.
Having someone to remind us to do something is one way to keep the habits going. Role of community: If you want to create a new habit, find and join a community where your desired behavior is a normal behavior & you already have something in common in the group.
Example: You want to learn to be a great manager: Find a community/ group of people where they actively discuss and help each other for people related topics
The downside of building habit is we are starting to be in an autopilot mode. Something becomes very easy that we don’t need to think much to do it and we stop paying attention to little errors. When this happens, it’s important to have a regular reflection and adjusting or even adding more habits.
Habits + deliberate practice = MASTERY
Source: Daily Learning's Medium