Atomic Habits : A bite-sized review


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Author tidbit

James Clear is an American author, a photographer and entrepreneur behind He’s also a speaker with quite catastrophic life-story to share which he openly shares in this book.

Who’s it written for?

Anyone that wants to improve their habits and essentially change their own lives.

What it’s about?

The title says it all, atomic means: it’s the tiny changes that you could make, and stick to to change your own life.

3 Takeaways

  1. We could all improve in small ways.
  2. You’re not a lost cause.
  3. You’re probably in your own way.

1 Pro?

The author has mastered the Atomic habit method and broken it down to a science. The book reads like a course, there are reference guides to help you remember what he covers and activities to complete that promote your successful application of the material.

1 Con?

It’s a bit of a dry read, the book reads like a textbook. Bittersweet when you read for leisure “am I really doing homework on my vacation?”

Cop it or drop it?

Cop it, it’s effective. He doesn’t spend much of the book convincing you that you can do it, he simply shows you the facts and you imagine the possibilities yourself. It’s concise, to the point, not too repetitive.


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