Two-Minute Book Review: Atomic Habits

(Reading Time: 2 minutes)

“Atomic Habits,” by James Clear, will be among the most valuable books I read in 2019.

Atomic Habits James Clear

I was drawn to it because, as a soloist, my time is my inventory.  I’m always looking for ways to do more of the stuff that matters, both professionally and personally.  With the subtitle “An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones,” I was hoping “Atomic Habits” would help me identify some areas where I’m getting in my own way.

The author delivers the goods.  Clear describes the book as “an operating manual,” and there’s a heavy focus on systems: “You do not rise to the level of your goals,” Clear writes. “You fall to the level of your systems.”

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