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TYMNHS: Atomic Habits

In today’s TYMNHS, I will talk about a book I am currently reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear. Just so you know, as a writer, I don’t do ratings or book reviews knowing full well that I am biased. I will give any writer 5/5 stars immediately just for existing πŸ˜‚ I know writing is hard and we are all at different stages in the journey, in terms of growth. Also, by writer I mean anyone who writes, not just those who have been published πŸ˜ƒ

So what did I learn from James Clear’s book Atomic Habits? I learned that he started out as a blogger! (great encouragement for those of us who do the same). He had an email list that just grew and grew and here he cites some phenomenal growth numbers.

My other takeaway from the book is the section where he discusses how it is better to just write, than write perfectly.

One would think that writing deliberately and carefully would be important (it probably is) but you could win out by quantity as well. You see that as you write more, you hone your craft, be able to better express your thoughts and also gain confidence along the way. Simple and effective! I think doubt is a major roadblock for any writer so it is important to just write rather than censor your thoughts or doubt youself before even starting.

Another point to consider, James Clear state’s that even the great among us face boredom but keep practicing at their discipline until they master it. They know and can feel the same boredom…this revelation is amazing to me in a way I can’t explain. It is definitely humbling.

If you are looking for a great self-help book, I would recommend that you pick up Atomic habits. There is so much insight in the book that you could write another book about its impact.

Thank you for dropping by! I hope that you discovered something new today 😊


Published by Aisha Urooj

I live in Toronto, Ontario. I love living in my multicultural city. My hobbies include writing, reading, painting and photography. I adore classic books and hope to someday emulate the books that I love and cherish. I have a newsletter you can join at Hope to see you there! 😊

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