I picked up “Atomic Habits” by James Clear shortly after its 2018 release, and it migrated from nightstand to coffee table to book shelf—and finally to a Florida beach, where reading ensued and procrastination ceased.
Still working on that particular habit.
Atomic Habits offers a framework for improvement by making small changes that ultimately yield desired results. While much of the book addresses personal habits and goals, the business applications are obvious: incremental positive steps can lead to impressive gains.
Clear offers four laws of behavior change to build better habits:
The end goal is to make desired habits easy and effortless to adopt.
Some insights from Atomic Habits:
Clear provides habit worksheets on his website readers can download to aid in the process.
I’ll get right on that tomorrow.
BILL MERRICK, deputy editor, Credit Union National Association.