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Atomic Habits – by James Clear

Atomic Habits – by James Clear

Atomic Habits is a spiritual sequel to The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. While the later reads like a report of life-long scientific research, this book is a reference life-manual with additional information on top of your existing knowledge (or not, you don't need to read The Power of Habit.) This book is short, reads fast and is full of directly actionable items. Atomic Habits joins my must-read list for productivity fundamentals alongside Deep Work, and So Good They Can't Ignore You.

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The War of Art – by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art – by Steven Pressfield

Every procrastinator like me should read this book, but before you run and pick one up, be warned—it is written in a very unusual way. First two books (let's call them chapters) are motivating and full of identifying what Resistance is and how to overcome it. Those two were most valuable to me. The third chapter is almost religious, which didn't much resonate with me, but I can see Steven's point of which I do agree. Somewhere on page 20, I started to treat the book as a provocative thinking stimulus; I think this is the right way to tap into a value of the book. If you skim through the book fast, the general gist of it is "just do your work and angels will guide you," which is not very helpful.

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