Forget Setting Goals. Build Systems Instead.

Adam Westbrook
2 min readFeb 15, 2021

James Clear’s book Atomic Habits is as good as everyone says it is.

With minimal self-help fluff, he presents a tangible and usable process for building good habits and getting rid of bad ones.

The big revelation for me was Clear’s distinction between goals and systems.

Adam Westbrook

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