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Atomic Habits: 4 Laws for Changing Your Identity & Living the Life You Want w/ James Clear (TPS217)

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Do you have trouble getting your habits to stick? Or maybe you have trouble breaking bad habits that keep you from realizing your full potential? Either way, you won’t want to miss today’s episode with James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits and creator of the Habits Academy. James’ writing combines ideas from a wide range of disciplines including biology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, and is focused on how we can create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives. James joins me today to talk about his new books, Atomic Habits, which is available on October 16th. We talk about why habits are so important to James, the key difference between goals and systems, and why identity-based habits are better than outcome-based habits. We dive into the 4 Laws of Behavior Change, talk about why “how long” is the wrong question to ask when building habits, and James explains what to do when your habits break down.

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Cheat Sheet

  • Why habits are so important to James Clear [2:15]
  • Why he believes habits are better for creating progress than  goals [5:47]
  • Outcome-based habits vs identity-based habits [9:59]
  • Why genes can tell you where to work hard [18:38]
  • Four laws for behavior change [20:47]
  • The inversion of the four laws for habits that you want to break [27:47]
  • A simple formula for creating habits [33:09]
  • Three different groups that we tend to imitate habits from [39:05]
  • Decisive moments where you make the choice to change your habit or not [44:43]
  • How to get back into a habit after you break the chain [50:58]

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