Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. Small changes make no difference Until we cross the threshold. The book Atomic Habits by James Clear focused on the key principle of getting 1% better every day. This book also emphasizes how and why we must focus on a “system” driven by “Identify” instead of focusing on “goals” driven by the “outcome”. I have captured the summary and my key takeaway of the book in Mind Maps.
Over the past few years, I built healthy habits of reading more and more books. This year, to start with, I picked up – “Rework,” which was in my long pending list to pick up. “Rework,” authored by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, is an outstanding business book. For me, this book would be in the category of demystifying the myth of some of the old business models and how to run a focused and high performing team for a successful business.
One of my goals for 2018 is to read more self-help books and I wrote about the list of books here. Self-Improvement is one of the key energy that we must carry on for our personal development, which has direct benefits in our professional life as well. To start of this year study, I picked up the book – Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Prof. Cal Newport. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, and I am really excited about the positive changes I see in my daily routine.
Habit is a repeat performance of our behavior on any given day or time. In a simple term, Habit is nothing but automating your practice. We do it knowingly or unknowingly. If you can pick up something that is helpful for you and make it into a routine habit – there is nothing can be better than this. As much as you focus on building on new habits, you also need to make sure you are letting your bad habit goes.