Books

Book Review: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.
– James Clear

“Atomic Habits” has become one of the most popular book in self-help genre. And after reading it, I found it very practical to implement in our daily life and the examples given by James on Psychological aspects are incredible. He has given a detail breakdown of slowly shaping your lifestyle and making minor changes on daily basis and change your habits to achieve excellence.

James has also mentioned many real life examples of many athletes, entrepreneurs, artists and other successful people who managed to change their lives by making very small changes in their habits on a daily basis. He has also mentioned that when we try to change our bad habits and fail to do so, it is not our fault, we fail because of the system we are molded into from our childhood. It is our lower self-esteem which takes over our mind and our brain starts repeating in our head that, It’s not gonna happen for you.
Human behavior changes every day with situation and circumstances but what doesn’t change is human nature and his/her believes. And in this book James has explained how we can change that to achieve our desired goals by changing our inbuild behavior.

Even when you are trying to adapt a good habit, it is very much obvious and normal to fail in it to implement it in your daily routine. But with slow and small approach it can be achieved. If you will think that, from tomorrow I want to wake up at 5 am instead of 8 am. It’s not gonna happen, you will definitely fail on the second day or the third day. But instead, if you try waking up at 7:45 am for a week and then 7:30 am for the next week, your body will automatically start adapting to the change and you will feel more confident about yourself. He has mentioned that by making 1% change every day can give you massive result on a longer period. He calls it 1% rule.

There are many more theories mentioned in the book, to know more about it do read it and you will not regret it for sure.

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Published date: 16th October 2018
Author: James Clear (Journalist)
Genre: Self-help book, Study guide
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Page count: 320
My rating: 5/5

You do not rise to the level of your goals.
You fall to the level of your systems.
– James Clear

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Books

Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Does anyone ever like to welcome change into their life?
We all like to stay in our comfort zone and live our life blissfully, isn’t it?
But life doesn’t ever go as planned and we all are very well aware of it. So how do you deal with the changes that come in your journey of life? Do you embrace it happily or you start stressing out and stay stubbornly inside your precious cocoon?

This book tells a story of four different characters, who are facing the same situation but each one have a different approach to get out of it. When their only means of survival which is “cheese” is taken away from them, how they move on in life. Do they try to find a new way of survival or will they just give up? You need to read the book to know more about it.

Usually, self-help books are very directive with advice and instructions. But what I liked about this book is, you get to read a story and then you get to take life-lesson from it in your own perspective. Every person who reads this book tries to compare themselves with one of the four characters from the story.

There are a lot of people who are scared to get out of their comfort zone and many feel stuck in their current life. If you are one of those people, then this particular book is for you. In a way, it will make you believe that change can bring good into your life and make it better.

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Published date: September 7, 1998
Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher:  Putnam Adult
Page count: 94
My rating: 4/5

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