On 16th October 2018, a 33-year-old blogger-turned-author published a phenomenal book that changed his life forever. His book was bought and read by 3 million readers globally in more than twenty different languages.
The book was #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List for two months in a row. It was the number one bestseller on five renowned lists: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon Charts, and Audible.
That book is Atomic Habits, written by James Clear. The main principle of his book—contrary to popular belief—was that you do not need to make drastic changes in your lifestyle to improve yourself. The book’s ideology solely stands on the very foundation of this idea— Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results.
Before this book, most of our THOT leaders and motivational speakers advertised the idea of making significant changes quickly in our life to get better at something. Only a few of them highlighted the importance of making microscopic and inefficient progress in the short-term to harvest long-term benefits.
Now I am not writing this essay to crucify our influencers’ flawed ideologies. I am writing it because I want to discuss the anatomy of interesting ideas, the practical reasons that make a book like Atomic Habits interesting.