Learn how to apply the three best actionable Atomic Habits quotes from author James Clear’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits.
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You’ll have the tools for creating good habits and destroying bad habits.
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3 Best Atomic Habits Quotes By James Clear
Good habits are built by focusing your energy and attention on understanding your patterns and using a proven system to change them.
Here are the best quotes by James Clear.
1.”Building habits in the present allows you to do more of what you want in the future.”
Before putting this quote into action, realize that 95% of the day, you’re unconscious, and your thoughts, feelings, and actions are governed by your subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is also known as “The Habit Mind” and is where all the automated programs within your mind are running.
The key to creating true lasting transformation begins with habit change.
This is because your free will is active at best 5% of the day.
Most of your day is running on an automated pattern of behaviors and reactions based on the programs you were given by your parents and loved ones between the ages of 0-7.
The key to habit change starts with self-awareness and ends with tiny repeatable actions.
Action to take
Think about one daily habit you would like to create.
Find an existing habit such as brushing your teeth, making your bed, or sipping your morning coffee.
You’re going to “stack” or attach this new habit to one of your preexisting habits.
This is a much easier practice than a stand-alone new habit.
Let your pre-existing habit become the trigger or reminder to take action, and reward yourself by feeling an elevated emotion to close the habit loop!
2.”Your identity emerges out of your habits.”
This could be one of the most important quotes from atomic habits because it highlights the most important factor influencing your reality, your identity.
Your identity is the foundation of your life.
At the bottom of the above pyramid, you see that identity is at the base.
Everything builds off this base, including your values, beliefs, narratives, and actions.
Let me give you a few examples and follow them up with an explanation.
- Writers write.
- Speakers speak.
- Chefs cook.
A person who identifies as a writer believes writing is a skill they possess; they believe they inspire others, and writing has meaning and importance to them.
A writer often thinks about what to write, how, and when to write it.
They have the habit of focusing their energy and attention on writing.
Because they spend a lot of their energy on writing and repeatedly write, they become great writers.
They likely didn’t start as the best writer, but by making writing a habit, they formed the identity of becoming a writer.
Actionable to take
If you want to change your life, start focusing on who you are.
If you want to become a writer, start thinking, feeling, and acting like a writer.
Do the things writers do, and you’ll eventually become a writer when your habit mind begins to run on autopilot.
People make the biggest mistake by giving up before the habit assimilates into their bodies.
They may also let Imposter Syndrome seep into their mind and cloud their reality.
3.”Every action you take is a vote for the person you wish to become.”
This is one of my favorite quotes from atomic habits because it reminds you that without action, nothing changes.
If you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle, you need to take actions that cast a vote for you to have created such a lifestyle.
The resistance to change exists for many of us in breaking free from the patterns associated with who we have been for 20,30 or more years.
There is no such thing as bad habits.
Instead, just behavior patterns that no longer serve us that were repeated over time.
Tiny actions compounded over time yield big results, so never underestimate the power of small, deliberate actions.
Action to take
Every morning you wake up and perform what I coined “The Morning Ask.”
Ask yourself what feeling you would like to experience and what version of yourself would have to show up to experience it.
This must happen before your two feet hit the ground.
After completing this action, sit with your desire and imagine in detail what it will be like, and you’ve primed yourself for success!
Good habits shape into self-improvement when you start taking action.
10 Best Takeaways From The Book Atomic Habits
1. Building systems helps make marginal gains a more straightforward process.
2. Forming a good habit starts with a trigger, cue, or reminder.
3. Habit change starts with small beginnings and builds with tiny gains compounded over time.
4. A defining moment for habit change happens when you become aware of your habitual patterns.
5. If you want to develop the habit of working out, start today with one single push-up.
6. Having an accountability partner has a profound social impact on staying on track with new habits.
7. Setting goals isn’t as important as building a replicable process for crossing the finish line.
8. Breaking a habit begins by removing the cue or reminder that initiates that habit.
9. The book is called atomic habits to illustrate the power of small beginnings for building good habits.
10. Our daily habits shape who we are and who we perceive ourselves to be, according to James Clear.
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