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Every action you take is a vote for the type of  person you wish to become. No single instance will   transform your beliefs, but as the votes build  up, so does the evidence of your new identity.   If you’re having trouble changing  your habits, the problem isn’t you.

   The problem is your system. Bad habits  repeat themselves again and again   not because you don’t want to change, but  because you have the wrong system for change.   You do not rise to the level of your goals.

  You fall to the level of your systems.   It doesn’t matter how successful or unsuccessful  you are right now. What matters is whether your   habits are putting you on the path toward success.  You should be far more concerned with your current   trajectory than with your current results.

When you fall in love with the process   rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to  give yourself permission to be happy. You can be   satisfied anytime your system is running. Goals are good for setting a direction,   but systems are best for making progress.

  A handful of problems arise when you spend   too much time thinking about your goals and  not enough time designing your systems.   “Habits are the compound interest of  self-improvement. They seem to make   little difference on any given day and yet the  impact they deliver over the months and years   can be enormous.

It is only when looking  back two, five, or perhaps ten years later   that the value of good habits and the cost of  bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.   “When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a  stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps   a hundred times without as much as a crack showing  in it.

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Yet at the hundred and first blow it will   split in two, and I know it was not that last blow  that did it—but all that had gone before.”   “All big things come from small beginnings. The  seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision.

   But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts  and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and   branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is  like uprooting a powerful oak within us.

And the   task of building a good habit is like cultivating  a delicate flower one day at a time.”   “Most people live in a world others have created  for them. Environment design allows you to take   back control and become the architect of  your life.

Be the designer of your world   and not merely the consumer of it.” “The purpose of setting goals is to win   the game. The purpose of building systems is to  continue playing the game. True long-term thinking   is goal-less thinking.

It’s not about any single  accomplishment. It is about the cycle of endless   refinement and continuous improvement.  Ultimately, it is your commitment to the   process that will determine your progress.

” “The more pride you have in a particular aspect   of your identity, the more motivated you will  be to maintain the habits associated with it.   Once your pride gets involved, you’ll fight  tooth and nail to maintain your habits.

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“It is so easy to overestimate the importance of  one defining moment and underestimate the value   of making small improvements on a daily basis. Too  often, we convince ourselves that massive success   requires massive action.

.. …We put pressure  on ourselves to make some earth-shattering   improvement that everyone will talk about. Meanwhile, improving 1 percent isn’t particularly   notable—sometimes it isn’t even noticeable—but  it can be far more meaningful, especially in the   long run.

The difference a tiny improvement  can make over time is astounding. ”   “Complaining about not achieving success despite  working hard is like complaining about an ice cube   not melting when you heated it from twenty-five  to thirty-one degrees.

Your work was not wasted;   it is just being stored. All the action  happens at thirty-two degrees   “Identity change is the North  Star of habit change.   But the true question is: ‘Are you becoming the  type of person you want to become?’ The first step   is not what or how, but who.

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You need to know  who you want to be. Otherwise, your quest for   change is like a boat without a rudder. ” “You have the power to change your beliefs   about yourself. Your identity is not set in  stone.

You have a choice in every moment.   You can choose the identity you want to reinforce  today with habits you choose today. ”   “Building better habits isn’t about  littering your day with life hacks.

   It’s not about flossing one tooth  each night or taking a cold shower   each morning or wearing the same outfit each day.  Habits can help you achieve all of these things,   but fundamentally they are not about having  something.

They are about becoming someone.”   “The holy grail of habit change is not a single  1 percent improvement but a thousand of them.   It’s a bunch of atomic habits stacking up, each  one a fundamental unit of the overall system.

…   “The secret of getting results that last  is to never stop making improvements.   It’s remarkable what you can build if you  just don’t stop. … Small habits don’t add   up. They compound.

That’s the power of atomic  habits. Tiny changes. Remarkable results.”   “If you want to predict where you’ll end up in  life, all you have to do is follow the curve   of tiny gains or tiny losses, and see how your  daily choices will compound ten or twenty years   down the line.

Tiny battles like these are  the ones that will define your future self.”

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