The Five Key Ideas
- Anxiety and guilt don’t come from having too much to do; it comes from breaking agreements with yourself.
- If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it is defined.
- Mastering your workflow involves capturing what has your attention, clarifying what it means, putting it where it belongs, reviewing it frequently and engaging with it.
- Getting things done requires defining what “done” means and what “doing” looks like.
Continue reading “Getting Things Done by David Allen”
The Five Big Ideas
- Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.
- If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.
- The most effective way to change your habits is to focus not on what you want to achieve, but on who you wish to become.
- The Four Laws of Behavior Change are a simple set of rules we can use to build better habits. They are (1) make it obvious, (2) make it attractive, (3) make it easy, and (4) make it satisfying.
- Environment is the invisible hand that shapes human behavior.
Chapter 1: The Surprising Power of Tiny Habits
“Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.”
“You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.”
Continue reading “Atomic Habits Summary by James Clear”
Techniques in Handling People
- Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
- Give honest and sincere appreciation.
- Arouse in the other person an eager want.
Continue reading “How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie”