Atomic Habits: On Reflection & Review
Success is not a goal to reach or finish line to cross. Success is a system to improve, an endless process to refine.
- If you have trouble with changing your habits, the problem is not you. Problem = system. Your system repeats itself until a system for change is implemented. And an implemented system executed a number of times = leads to a reinforced system = leads to establishment of an identity ("you are what you repeatedly do")
Progress in any field comes from having commitment to tiny, sustainable, unrelenting improvements. The key is to recognise the incremental value of taking small, frequent, compound improvements.
"TINY CHANGES, REMARKABLE RESULTS"
How do I build a better system and shape better habits?
Three strategies to break bad habits and form good ones:
- Every time we perform a habit, we execute a four-step pattern: cue, craving, response, reward.
- Refer to Resource in table below: 'Habit Feedback Loop'
- If we want to form new habits, we should make them obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying.
- To break bad habits, do the opposite. Make it invisible, unattractive, difficult and unsatisfying.
- You can use a habit tracker as a fun way to measure your progress and make sure you don’t fall off the wagon.
- Reflection and review is essential to avoid the downsides of automating habits.
- Never stop making improvements on my systems.
- Focus on implementing habit systems, but don't neglect consistent reflecting and reviewing.