Atomic Habits by James Clear

Hey ya’ll, so I just finished Atomic Habits by James Clear. It’s been on my reading list for a while now since it’s a popular book. I like to do a little write-up of some of the books I read and the most important takeaways for you anons to (hopefully) enjoy.

Just to start off, I don’t think the author actually has any academic creditentials in the field of ‘habits’. He talks about how he started an internet blog many years ago, so he is definitely somewhere on the grifter scale it feels like, just as a heads up.

Anyway on to the book.Atomic habits talks about how small habits can compound into being life changing routines over time. So it’s not just one single habit forming that’ll change your life, but a thousand tiny habits will. A habit is an automatic action/behavior we do without much thought or decision making.

One of the most interesting ideas in the book is that he talks about systems over goals and that you have to love the process. He talks about that you shouldn’t really be setting goals, but rather create systems and the results will come automatically. He uses a bunch of sports anecdotes throughout the book, where he talks about every sports team in any given league has the obvious GOAL of winning the trophy, so the goal becomes irrelevant. The focus should be on creating SYSTEMS that will lead to improvement and eventually lead to the goal. One of the quotes he uses from his anecdotes is a football coaching saying “Create the system and the score will take care of itself”. He talks about that you need to fall in love with the process, it’s the cycle of endless improvements you should focus on. A fitness example would be following a system of progressive overload instead of saying “I want to bench X” – rather “I will increment by X amount each week”, and then eventually you will reach your goal.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Then he talks about habits supporting your identity (somewhat weak part of the book). He talks about how our identities are powerful anchors we follow – both good and bad. An identity can be an excuse for poor behavior/habits. “I’m not a morning person”, “I’m not a runner”, “I’m always late”, “I’m bad at math”. These identities can become sort of bad mental images of yourself and can help enforce bad habits. On the flip side, identities can be a good anchor for helpful actions. You don’t go for a runner, you are a runner. You don’t just workout, you are a lifter. These identities can help you steer action, eg. “what would a fit person do?” and “you just do it because… well it’s who you are it’s that simple”.

    He says that every habit is like “casting a vote” towards an identity, and the habit outcome is the person you’ll eventually become. You don’t have to be a perfect person with perfect habits, but as long as you are casting a majority of your votes (ie. Your actions/habits) for an identity you want to become, you’re on the right track.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can definitely vouch for the specific "I'm bad at math."

      I barely passed math classes in high school and always said I hated it and was bad at it.

      Going back to college in my 30's where I am constantly doing math I dropped that attitude and while I wont be a mathematician anytime soon I find I'm not that bad at it and seem to be only slightly worse than the asian students.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        same, also "im not a morning person" telling yourself this shit over and over and making excuses about it literally makes it true

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The habit loop. Author talks about 4 stages in a habit.

    Cue

    Craving

    Response

    Reward

    Cue is what triggers a habit. It can be anything from a specific time to a place (ie. Brushing teeth at night).

    Craving is the motion for the desired outcome/reward associated with the habit

    Response is the action/habit itself

    Reward is the final stage and the positive outcome/reward, loop is reinforced and the habit is likely to become stronger.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 4 laws.

    Probably the meat and potatoes of the book is the “4 laws” of habit making and unmaking. Using the laws can help create habits, and inverting the laws can help unmake bad habits.

    The laws are the following:

    Law #1 Make it obvious

    Going back to the habit loop, this “law” (author’s phrase) goes into the cue part of a habit. You want to design your environment to make good habits. He actually talks about how designing your environment to your own advantage is really important. One of the examples he gives in the book was that he wanted to eat more apples. So he bought apples and put them in the fridge. What happened was he never saw the apples and had to throw out rotten apples every time. Instead, he bought a big fruit bowl and put it on the kitchen table (a big “cue”), he then automatically ate a lot more apples because the cue/habit was super obvious.
    Inverting the law – make it invisible

    The inversion of the law (used to break bad habits) is to remove the cues from your environment. He talks about muting the phone to avoid distraction.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Law #2 Make it attractive

    Here the main idea is to sort of combine things you have to do and things you need to do. So if you enjoy something (like shitposting) but you need to go do some cleaning. He argues that you can sort of make the habit of cleaning attractive by rewarding yourself afterwards. So if you do an action for some time, you get a reward after. Another strategy is called habit stacking, so if you already have a good habit you want to improve upon, you can insert another habit before or after. His example is like getting out of the shower, then he brushes his teeth (habit) and THEN he meditates (stacking ontop of his other habit).
    Inversion of the law – make it unattractive
    This point was kind of weird in the book. He talks about making a habit unattractive by associating it with bad feelings. So you want to associate your bad habits with something negative, yeah I don’t know.

    Law #3 Make it easy.

    Definitely the most no-brainer advice in the book and I kinda liked it. To make a habit stick, you need to make it easy. He brings up an example of wanting to learn to play an instrument. The instrument should be right front and center and not tucked away in a closet (making it easy to play and also a big cue I guess).
    Inversion of the law – make it impractical
    He talks about using technology to make things harder or impossible. For example putting a timer on your phone to shut down social media use, and he mentions a friend of his that has an electric timer on his router that cuts his internet every night so he goes to bed on time.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Law #4 Make it satisfying

    Felt like this “law” really depends on the person. He talks about making habits satisfying. He talks about habit tracking, either via a phone or on like a calendar. If you do a workout you get to mark a big red cross over the day, filling out / crossing out things (on a calendar) is “satisfying” so when you get to do that it reinforces your habit.
    Inversion of the law – Make it unsatisfying
    He basically talks about that you can sign a “contract” with someone so you pay them money if you don’t do your habit. He talks about some guy who made a “contract” with a personal trainer that if he didn’t show up to a session he’d give him $100, and if he didn’t meet some weight goal he’d give him $500. I guess if you can make not doing something unattractive you’ll be more likely to do them.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last part about staying on the grind

    One of the common themes of the book is “getting your reps in” (via habits). He talks about talent and genes playing a role, but no elite artist, scientist, comedian, author or athlete got there without a million repetitions. He talks about (earlier in the book) that just showing up on shit days is worth so much. Doing 15 minutes of a workout beats doing nothing at all. Half the battle is just really showing up and doing the work even on days you don’t want to.

    He talks about a story when he was on a weightlifting team. Some famous coach visited and he got to talk with him. Author asked him what make someone truly elite, and what separates an average lifter from an elite lifter. The coach told him that the athletes that are most resistant to getting bored are the ones that make it the farthest. Author talks about how boredom can be really dangerous to making it to the true elite level of anything. Lifting/training the same lift over and over and over gets boring after a while, those who succeed are the ones that are less likely to succumb to boredom and keep getting reps in. He talks about how people like to switch when they get bored (hobbies, jobs and business ideas), and it’s the switching that is disruptive to becoming a master at something.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The coach told him that the athletes that are most resistant to getting bored are the ones that make it the farthest. Author talks about how boredom can be really dangerous to making it to the true elite level of anything.

      makes you marvel at 'older' athletes who have been at the top of their game for decades, imagine the consistent hours ronaldo, messi, tiger woods, djokovic, lebron and tom brady have put into their sport and their practice, they've made their billions and they still show up, pure undistilled autism and/or spite

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And that’s it.

    Not a groundbreaking book by any stretch. There are some decent ideas in there that are fairly easy to implement right away. I like his emphasis of mastery really comes down to doing reps, ultimately. I think one of the coolest ideas in the book is actually in the very start of the book “falling in love with the process instead of setting goals”. I really like the idea of just loving the process (if you want to be a professional cyclist, you better well love cycling. And if you autismo enough, the results WILL come). The “laws” are decent, at least some of them. Make it easy and make it obvious for both making and breaking a habit seems pretty straight forward. Designing your environment to reinforce good habits seems like a good (albeit a little obvious) idea. On a meta level the book is a very easy read, it’s fairly short too, but also somewhat messy / unorganized chapters (at least in my opinion, maybe im just a brainlet).

    But overall a fairly good read. Would somewhat recommend.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/o5geAjG.jpeg

      https://i.imgur.com/qXsbtQB.jpeg

      >axis without any scale
      lmao, I love how people fall for this shit.
      >it's an X,Y scale? that makes it mathematic! I friggin love science!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because all of that shit is made up and a graph makes it look serious.
        I went from not training at all to training 5 times a week and my adherence has been 2 years so far. Why ant you just man up and say "no, i dont want to smoke anynore, i quit for good" instead of what the book suggests? The radical approach works well, the other one promotes the "CONSOOOM" mentality. I'd bet the writer is a israelite

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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mfw habit stacking when every reward is a glass of scotch

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >post workout line of coke

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >post workout line of coke

        kek nice one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for me this seems like it would require more brainpower than just setting up a new cue with another habit, chaining a bunch of shit together seems daunting

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think it's just a chain of similar habits, so like if you make it a habit of doing 10 push-ups every time X happens (cue), then the 10 push ups can themselves be a cue to do 10 squats, then the 10 squats can be a cue to get a protein shake with real fruits...

        The idea is not to have a single long chain of all your habits, but a chain a few that can naturally go hand in hand.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I completely lack any agency over my life and have so little self-awareness, that the only way for me to self-improve is to submit myself to pavlovian training methods like the moronic homosexual dog I am

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but frick off you demotivational c**t

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            And you think your brain is somehow wired so differently that none of Pavolv’s stuff applies?

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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anon, this isn't reddit or youtube comment section

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why cant we have anything other than coomerbait or doomer threads on here

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tfwnogf

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're right, sorry i atttacked you. this is much better than coom bait threads

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thanks anon, good recap

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Wasted time
    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=0nJ2jdCwuI0&si=MV7HnsKqpeALEgal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i aint listening to some gay ass podcast

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought you were a homosexual because you sure did read a gay ass book

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what was the last book you read

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Metamorphosis (thought it was alright)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://twitter.com/IfBooksPod/status/1668615880278941702

      >If you've ever wanted to change your life by taking productivity advice from a blogger, we've got the perfect book for you.
      This week we're discussing "Atomic Habits," a book about how to use science (and also some stuff that’s definitely not science) to train yourself to be a more functional person.

      my man

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read the book and realized it's a blueprint to creating NPC motivation loop.

    Too bad you can't see it for what it is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Him not having a formal background in any related field (neuroscience, psychology or behavoiral science) is definitely a red flag for me (he has a degree in biology)

      And he keeps boasting that he tours fortune500 companies and elite sports teams to give talks about his revolutionary ideas.

      But then again, I think the ideas are really simple (and sometimes obvious) and pragmatic and easy to implement and try out.

      https://i.imgur.com/iAlGu1w.jpeg

      bump

      thank you

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Having a meme degree in a fake field like behavioural science doesn't make someone's life advice any better

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh degree
        You are joking right?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wisdom is profound common sense, anon.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    now go read the one by an actual behavioral scientist which that dudebro lifecoach hack ripped off 95% of his ideas from
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0358362776

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >BJ

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, I thought Atomic Habits was great then I read this afterwards and it was so much better in every way it made me look at Atomic Habits with disdain.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    James Clear is one of those normie homosexuals that can only think in sports analogies. Atomic Habits is probably mind blowing stuff if you are an NPC devoid of an internal monologue. But for the rest of us it’s intuitive and obvious information.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >squealed the incel

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>>/lit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A big factor of fitness is the lifestyle and mentality of proper diet and exercise so it's relevant you whiny homosexual.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah & you're not gonna get that from meme motivational bullshit. This shut never works. gays just end up stuck in the planning phase. Stop reading dumb shit like this & just go do. Go lift. You want some real fit lit, read the meditations on rest between lifts. Read the Unfettered Mind. Shit that will teach you what's required in terms of mental toughness & focus. Not dumb fad habit change bullshit that requires a prerequisite amount of willpower that precludes the need for such asinine programs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >meditations
          >the Unfettered Mind
          >not meme bullshit

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's currently in my reading list anon, I'll check it out this summer (once I'm done with this important exam)

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thank you for your service, OP. Finally a high quality thread around here.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This shit is moronic and never works long term. If you had the willpower to follow this convoluted bullshit then you would just make the changes. Anyone who buys into this bullshit says it works, even when it doesn't, cause they don't want to admit they're moronic rubes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >never try anything because it's hard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >missing the fricking point
        I am not saying don't try things cause they're hard. I am saying this shit is a lie. A fad temp fix that doesn't do anything to correct the underlying character flaws that necessitate the concept to begin with.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >women's magazine tier advice
      >convoluted

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >trying to imply women aren't moronicly convoluted in their thought process
        Are you a woman? Cause that sounds like women logic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I disagree I think some stuff like this puts into context that working hard at something is generally a bit boring and it's something you have to be aware of in the long term
      it's not some exciting training montage or greek statue vaporwave picture and a lot of younger or generally immature guys starting out at working out or any regular habitual thing they work towards do well to encounter some stuff like that as it's not necessarily intuitive if your parents didn't raise you that way

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's not necessarily intuitive
        Except it is & anyone who says otherwise is deluded. Anyone reading "Atomic Habits," knows whats good for themselves & they're looking for some kind of moronic mental hack to make it not a boring chore so they will be more likely to commit or insituting an artificial punitive measure like that dumbass idea about making a contract to pay someone if you don't adhere to the habit.. I repeat this because it bears repeating... These bullshit motivational habit change plans, to succeed, require a prerequisite amount of willpower that precludes the need for the program to begin with. What you really need is to just get your ass moving doing something that builds mental toughness/willpower.

        basically https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0&ab_channel=MotivaShian
        Thanks OP by the way. This is a good thread.

        This guy gets it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you think this is convoluted then you must be <80IQ. This shit is literally 10-year old reading level in my country’s english class.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine wasting the time it takes to read this garbage instead of just exercising. Which will be infinitely more helpful for developing good habits for yourself. Ditch this dumb fad motivational bullshit, which is only ever famously endorsed by people who never needed, and just exercise. Any way you can, any time you can, any where you can, as often as you can. Just do that and all the good habits you need will build around it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      basically https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0&ab_channel=MotivaShian
      Thanks OP by the way. This is a good thread.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    guy stole all his concepts from elsewhere, played the algorithms & timed his marketing campaign to supercharge a viral book release campaign
    you could just read Munger and be 10x wiser and know that it comes from an actual operator w/ actual real life success

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Inspiration>Motivation. Would rather read about examples to live up to than some stupid habit laws bullshit. Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins is good too. He has some habit suggestions in his book too but they're all shit you can just get up and fricking do, or basic fricking journaling. Not this convoluted...

      >women's magazine tier advice
      >convoluted

      women's advice tier bullshit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Inspiration>Motivation. Would rather read about examples to live up to than some stupid habit laws bullshit. Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins is good too. He has some habit suggestions in his book too but they're all shit you can just get up and fricking do, or basic fricking journaling. Not this convoluted...[...] women's advice tier bullshit.

      >DUDE JUST DO IT LMAO
      This is worthless advice too though. At least he gives some practical examples and strategies you can use. Making things obvious and easy or stacking things together are at least one level deeper than JUST DO IT. I think the instrument example is great. Just think how many people have some sort of expensive instrument or hobby equipment hidden away in a closet or an attic. Like no fricking wonder you never use your expensive fly fishing rod because it's packed away futher than the christmas lights.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, doesn't work. One time I used my weight bench as a chair to make lifting more accessible. It didnt. It just made my weight bench more of a chair. Just fricking do it. Stop reading about it, stop setting the stage & just fricking play your instrument. You know where the frick it is & it really isn't that hard to get to. You know, I know it. You can lie to yourself just as much as when it's in the closet as when it's sitting out. More so even cause your dumbass will pretend like moving it from the closet to a visible space is progress. It isnt.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, congratz this brings u to amateur level proficiency
        but how do u actually navigate the complex realities of competitive environments that life throws at you every single moment
        the reason why every few years there is a new motivational coach going viral with repackaged same old ideas is just this: they work at the start by fixing some of the most common mistakes and beginner mistakes, given Karen an immediate boost in her twerk technique and Normiechad a boost in curlgains, they then shill this garbage to their normiefriends for free, thinking they are now on the trajectory to being the next elite athlete - in reality they could have had the same result by getting mentored for 5 minutes getting told what works & doesnt
        and as I said above, in either way this will only get you so far, because life is complex and competion is dynamically changing the playing field unless the game your playing is checkers

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's what I liked about Goggins' book. His whole point was motivation is fleeting & if you depend on it you will eventually fail.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but how do u actually navigate the complex realities of competitive environments that life throws at you every single moment
          That's what Clear tries to give strategies for. Making systems, that turn into habits that reduce decision fatigue.

          That's what I liked about Goggins' book. His whole point was motivation is fleeting & if you depend on it you will eventually fail.

          This book isn't about motivation. It's about creating systems and using strategies to keep you going (even on bad days).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >systems and using strategies to keep you going
            That's code for artificial shit meant to motivate you to keep doing what you're supposed to be doing.
            >Obvious
            >Attractive
            >Easy
            >Satisfying
            Stuff that all goes out the fricking window when shit hits the fan if you don't just have mental toughness. It's fake, it's a fad, it's repackaged & regurgitated bullshit that doesn't work, except incidentally & temporarily.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Stuff that all goes out the fricking window when shit hits the fan
              Mate we're talking about buying a fuitbowl so you eat more apples. Cutting the power to the router using a timer to go to bed at night. Muting your phone to avoid distractions. Putting your guitar in your living room instead of the closet so you play it more.

              If you can make good habits have less friction, and bad habits have more friction surely that's a win, even in the long run. We're not talking that primal david goggins you gotta toture yourself bullshit.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got this on my to read list too, good write up Anon

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If nothing else, I firmly believe in the opposite case. That is, misery is a habit too. And doing miserable things, lying in bed or surfing the internet all day, are patterns that you fall into without thinking that destroy your whole life. So maybe the opposite also holds.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for the high quality post, really appreciate the time and effort you put into writing it all. I already do a lot of the things the book mention so some things seem a bit too obvious to me but I'm guessing the book isn't really made for people like me anyway (autistic) so I'm probably not going to read the actual book but your post was still an interesting read, hope to see another one of your write ups some day

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >He talks about that you
    C+ middle school book report

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ill take it

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey OP thanks for the write-up. I'm always seeing this book recommended on audible and I think I'll give it a listen.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    u will never be a big sassy black queen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not without good habits

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this has absolutely nothing to do with fitness and adding a single line to "make" it fitness related does not change that

    [...]

    [...]

    frick off

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >NOOO WE NEED MORE COOMER AND RELATIONSHIP THREADS

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        relationship threads are literally reportable
        making shit quality posts isn't suddenly better just because every other post is shit too

        kek get a load of this homosexual

        post body

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek get a load of this homosexual

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good thread and good book op.
    I think that the great thing about Atomic habits is that everyone can glean at least SOMETHING from it. Whether it's building systems rather than goals or starting small or any of that.
    I think it's a required reading for autists. They'll get much more from it than your average normalgay.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yo OP, i loved reading that. please post more when you read a book

    also, if u have a blogpost or something I can follow, I will give it a like

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cringe millennial slop, just like those books with names like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Frick.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Frick.
      That one in particular is really bad

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    based book readers. /fitlit/ will rise once again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based sage of /fitlit/ supremacy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ehh you can tell hes a blogger, I didn't like how it was written and a lot of the information is just basic ideas that have been floated around for awhile. Personally I would rather read some biography about a great person rather then mostly obvious things. I mean I tried to implement some of the stuff but it failed long term. Just kind of normie self help that ends up not doing much. Good thread though instead of coomerbait or blackpill shit.

      based sage of /fitlit/ supremacy

      Peak

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ehh you can tell hes a blogger
        Definitely a blogger book, but at least he admits it several times in the book. Was a way better read than any of the garbage Mark Manson puts out though.

        Self help books are sort of a guilty pleassure of mine I guess. But I still find them useful if you just find a few pieces of good information you can apply and if they put some (obvious) things in a different light.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You read the David Goggins one? I did both and the first was alright, second was more of the same but with the added addition of it being after he got famous. I think it was interesting to see how far someone can push themselves but beyond that I didn't get much from it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how did you get this pic of me????

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's not you, that's literally me.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's like I'm talking to a mirror right now. Are you me?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do you have a fat wiener like me too? Maybe we can get some oil and rub out fat wieners together.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why is my mirror image saying this to me? You know I have a fat wiener too. As for rubbing them together I only do that with cute boys, you should know this!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how did you get this pic of me????

        That's not you, that's literally me.

        It's like I'm talking to a mirror right now. Are you me?

        me on the right

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    did not read your long boring beta text. but sounds beta as hell.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not really the reading type eh?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Me no read
      Me no type either me use sounds to letters machien

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was actually reading this book a while ago and I just stopped because he just said things I already knew Im just not actively aware of them

    Its ok tbh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like a lot of psychology related stuff it’s really obvious when you write it out, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad advice. Once you put something into words it’s easier to keep in the back of your mind and put into action. Not that you need to read it or anything, just saying.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Like a lot of psychology related stuff it’s really obvious when you write it out
        that's because psychology is a pseud, is bullshit and only works with golems

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's insane to think about how much success and happiness in life comes down to studying and executing menial tasks well.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    power of habit is way better than atomic habits
    more or less about the same thing, just less... homosexual and new age self-helpy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're both self-helpy but an extreme simplification is:
      power of habit is more "here are some studies, stories, examples and anecdotes on the topic of habit-formation that you may find useful in planning your own life"
      atomic habits is more "here's my 9-step program to become to ultimate you! let's start today! c'mon, what are you waiting for! you can be your best self with these easy tips!"
      that's a caricature and neither book is bad, but I definitely enjoy reading the former style a lot more

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This
      Atomic habits seems heavily influenced by it, even

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    atomic habits sounds like the title of putin's new book haha 😀

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I am a reddit homosexual: the bok

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah that would be "the subtle art of not giving a frick"

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A /sig/ book on IST that hasn't been taken down yet? Based mods for once. Also, book sucks.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for the summary anon. I couldn't imagine actually reading this gay book

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    read both the power of now, atomic habits and a whole host of other ones (figures)
    it's a decent aggregation of a few concepts. if it's mind-bending for you, use that as initial motivation to set up a routine. or if you're salty about which particular self help book is gay and which one is totally right, you can use that salt for the same purpose

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Books are fricking gay.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think I’ve read all of these types of books that have ever existed. Hundreds, or at the least over a hundred.
    At this point I think your baseline level of will to power is set by age 5 and there’s nothing that will budge it permanently. A sudden improvement in circumstances or abnormally supportive environment can improve it for a little while before your brain chemistry goes back to baseline. Same for drugs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is complete bullshit and former fatties losing hundreds of pounds disproves it though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Essentially all people that are obese at 18 will be obese the day they die.
        The idea that one in literally a million people will have enough random improvements in circumstances for them to be artificially elevated in the level of functioning for their last few years of life doesn’t disprove anything.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I disagree.
      The single most important aspect to getting good at anything is doing it consistently, so building habits is king.

      I didn't start lifting until my early 30s. I gotta admit it's hard as frick to change in the beginning, but when you actually do change it feels trivial and stupid - it's all about making your brain getting used to something and then -expecting- that thing constantly. If you're not doing it when it's expected to happen then your brain thinks something is wrong - I genuinely believe that's what 'discipline' means for the average person

      Again it's simple and stupid as frick but some of us are broken and were never thaught this at an early age.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stop reading the books and start actually doing something. Most of these books repackage the same idea over and over again. You have to actually act.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Op ur a legend ily

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5/7.
    Upboated for effort-posting.
    Nice thread, OP.

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