If there is one book I wish everyone read at least once in their lifetimes, it would be:
Here is why:
Ever since childhood, we are taught to set goals.
Become a billionaire.
Have that startup.
Find a great partner.
Get that year end promotion.
Lose those extra pounds.
All our life is centred on getting to a place.
“Once I reach there, I will be happy.”
But what if you become someone else in the journey of reaching that place?
What if you compromise on your values because you have set a certain goal?
What if you work so hard like Hrithik in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, that you do not have the time to breathe and know your own self?
This is where the book Atomic Habits comes into play.
It teaches you how to show up consistently so that who you want to become becomes a part of your identity, your true nature, that it is impossible to not show up and do the habit.
When you become that person, achieving your goal is a by-product, not something that kills you.
Don’t set goals. Set habits.
Fun fact: Atomic Habits also happens to be my most gifted book of 2021 and 2022 :)