Chapter 1 - The surprising power of atomic habits
- Habits are compound interest of self-improvement
- Sadly, the feedback look of habit is slow paced, makes easier to have bad habits
- Put your eye in the process (and where it will lead you) than in the current result.
- It’s hard to have good habits that last, cause we fail to see tangible results, and in a weak moment we decide to stop
- But in order to make a meaningful difference, habits need to persist long enough to break through the Plateu of Latent Potential
- Time magnifies the margin between success and failure, having small good habit is going to make time your ally.
Chapter 2 - How your habits shape your identity
Why is changing habits so hard? Cause we try to change for an outcome.
There is 3 levels of change that can occur
- Outcome: ex. losing weight, publishing a book
- Processes: changing your habits and systems, ex. decluttering your desk
- Identity: changing your beliefs, how you see the world, yourself and others
There is a duality between identity and habits
- Your identity emerges from your habits. You are a type of person, cause the things you do, and habits are things that you do very often. If you are don’t go much to a gym and normally don’t care what are you eating => can you say you are a healthy type of person?
- The good news, is that you can change your habits, but for doing that, you need to change your identity.
- Every action is a vote for the type of person you wish to become, that’s why habits are so important.
If you want to change your habits, you need first to change your identity.