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5 Invaluable Lessons from James Clear’s Atomic Habits

John Olugbemi
3 min readOct 10, 2023

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Ever since I got a copy of James Clear’s Atomic Habits from my vendor several months ago, I’ve never been able to get enough of every page and the invaluable lessons that the book offers. This is because, in today’s fast-paced world, personal development is more critical than ever. Many self-help books promise transformative insights, but few have captured the hearts and minds of readers like James Clear’s “Atomic Habits.” This bestselling book offers profound wisdom on the power of small changes and habits. In this article, we will explore five invaluable lessons that can be gleaned from James Clear’s work and how they can be applied to our lives for personal and professional growth.

Lesson 1: The Power of Tiny Habits

One of the most fundamental concepts in “Atomic Habits” is the idea that small changes, when made consistently, can lead to significant transformations. Clear argues that we should focus on making our habits 1% better every day rather than striving for radical changes. By doing so, we create a powerful momentum that propels us toward our goals.

Takeaway: Start small, stay consistent, and let the power of compounding work in your favor.

Lesson 2: Make Habits Obvious

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John Olugbemi

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