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The Peter Attia Drive

James Clear: Building & Changing Habits (#183 rebroadcast)

Jan 1, 2024
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"James Clear, Author of the New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits," discusses the formation of habits, the impact of genetics and environment, cultivation of perseverance and discipline, and the power of tying habits to one's self-identity. He also breaks down his "Four Laws of Behavioral Change" for creating new habits and undoing bad ones."
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Quick takeaways

  • Shifting mindset from goals to identity enables lasting behavior change.
  • Habits are building blocks of daily routine and votes for desired identity.

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Focus on small habits that align with your desired identity

To create lasting behavior change, it is important to shift your mindset from focusing on specific outcomes or goals to identifying with a desired identity. Rather than setting goals and then developing a process to achieve them, start by asking yourself, 'Who is the type of person I wish to be?' and 'What habits would that person have?' By casting votes for your desired identity through small habits, you gradually align your actions with your sense of self. This identity-driven approach helps create lasting behavior change by connecting your habits to a meaningful personal narrative.

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