Episode 53: The 5 Most Powerful Leadership Lessons From Atomic Habits

Episode 53 Show Notes


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  • The Power of Atomic Habits: Clear emphasizes that making small, incremental changes to your habits can lead to significant improvements over time. He calls these small changes "atomic habits" because, like atoms, they are the fundamental units of behavior.
  • The Habit Loop: Clear explains the habit loop, which consists of a cue, a craving, a response, and a reward. Understanding this loop is essential for both creating good habits and breaking bad ones.
  • The Four Laws of Behavior Change: Clear introduces the Four Laws of Behavior Change, which are based on the four steps in the habit loop: Make It Obvious, Make It Attractive, Make It Easy, and Make It Satisfying. These laws can be used to create and reinforce good habits while breaking bad ones.


  • Quote #1: You do not rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems 


  • Quote #2: Every action you take is a vote for the kind of person you wish to become.


  • Quote #3: You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than your current result.


  • Quote #4: It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment & underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis.


  • Quote #5: You don’t have to be the victim of your environment, you can also be the architect of it.




Call to Action


  • Pick one of these 5 quotes and spend 15 minutes this week thinking about how you can apply it to your life at school and at home.


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