"ATOMIC HABITS" (The Conclusion): One percent Better or Worse | Keto Mom Book Club
Updated: Oct 11
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Success is not a goal to reach or a finish line to cross, it is a system to improve an endless process to refine yourself. You might reach a goal, but this is not about getting a result. The secret to getting results that lasts, is to never stop making improvements. This is a continuous process, there's no finish line. This is about a continuous process of improvement over the course of your life, so that you can teach it to your kids, grandkids, your friends and people around you. You are in the constant pursuit of better.
Points to Ponder
01:27 The secret to making all of this work
02:18 One percent better or One percent worse
05:23 Every decision you make
05:34 It's either helping or hurting
05:47 Create habits and systems
06:00 The secret to getting results
06:24 A continuous process of improvement
06:34 Constant pursuit of better
06:48 Keep those little habits
06:58 Success is not a goal to reach
07:23 "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews
08:09 The next books
08:54 The power of master mindset
Full Episode Transcript
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page, we are concluding or finishing up "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. We finished it up yesterday, but we're going to talk about 1% better or 1% worse, how you implement this into your life and keep going. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? How is your day going, and have you finished the book? Or wherever you're at, remember this isn't "A have to follow along exactly with me", but it is a journey to get you to read.
To get you to think. and to be mindful and aware of what you are doing every single day. Whether it is on your relationships, or finances or your health, the point is to be aware.
And if you need to fix some things, looking at bad habits and turning them into positive habits. That's what the book was about, creating systems. And so in conclusion, I love that he says "The secret to results that last"... that's what we're going to talk about, and I have a little visual for you. I have the two books we're going to vote for for August. So we already have the book that we're going to start on Monday. And then another book that we will dive into August, because we'll be done with that book by then.
So what is the secret to making all of this work and making all of this last? He says one small action repeated over time...
The key is action, and we can say the same thing about habits. He says if somebody gives you one coin, are you rich? No. You wouldn't say that somebody is rich by giving them a coin, but giving somebody a coin every single day. Or every one coin at a time eventually will add up, but you'd have to say it started with one coin. He says the same thing about habits... Can one tiny habit transform your life, it's unlikely, but one habit consistently over time and then adding more single habits to it. It's a one percent better or one percent worse, over the course of weeks, months, years will change one hundred percent. He says in the beginning, small improvements can often seem meaningless, because they get washed away by the weight of the system. Just as one coin won't make you rich, one positive change, like meditating for one minute or reading one page each day is unlikely to deliver a noticeable change. But gradually, as you continue to layer small changes on top of one another, this scale of life starts to move. I kind of drew this out for you, for example...
Think about the small little habits that you want to create and what if you have a one percent better or one percent worse category in your life.
So every time you do something, just think, is it one percent better or is it one percent worse? You get up in the morning, and you don't hit your snooze button, Congratulations at one one percent better! Or if you hit your snooze button, yes it'll be better tomorrow, but that was one percent worse... You pack your lunch or you plan your meals, then that's one percent better. You go through the drive thru, one percent worse. One percent better, you do your workouts and one percent better, you skip it. One percent better you read, or you listen to a podcast, you get your mindset, right. One percent worse, you skip it. One percent better, you drink more water or One percent worse if you grab the pop.
And in one day, this would not probably change anything in your life except for mindset.
If you choose to do all of the one percent worse things, you might be grumpy, crabby, not feel good. You might be discouraged. Will it change the way that you physically look? Probably not. But if you constantly do a one percent worse, this scale eventually will either go up with the betters or down with the worst. In the course of a year you will see either, one percent worse or one percent better. So if you can just get it into your mindset of reading books, or you can listen to people.
But somebody doesn't have to tell you, you should get up early and go workout. I shouldn't have to tell you like you should put down the donut, or you should plan your meals instead of going through the drive thru. Or let's lay off the mountain dew, you do not need a case of pop today. There's little things that deep down, you know if you changed it, you would feel better and you would eventually look better. How do you go throughout your day to make sure that you have that mindset. Think about it one percent better one percent worse. Every decision that you make, whether it's food you put in your mouth, whatever you're drinking, the lack of movement, the things that you watch, and listen to, can all be categorized in those two things.
It's either helping or hurting, ask yourself before you make a decision... Is this helping or hurting? Is there a better option? And basically, over the course of time, you're going to create habits and systems to get to your goal.
He talks about this, remember you might reach a goal, but this is not about getting a result. The secret to getting results that lasts, is to never stop making improvements. This is a continuous process, there's no finish line. This isn't about getting to the swimsuit, size, or the vacation or the wedding. Because if you do that, and your goal is an end date, then you're going to get to the end date, backtrack and start over.
This is about a continuous process of improvement over the course of your life, so that you can teach it to your kids, grandkids, your friends and people around you. You are in the constant pursuit of better.
Of course, it's fun to feel good at a vacation, a wedding, a certain time or a season, but don't quit. Use what you've done to get there, and keep those little habits and changes going, so that you will feel good for the rest of your life and you can inspire others around you. So that's what the end was about... Success is not a goal to reach or a finish line to cross, it is a system to improve an endless process to refine yourself. So I think this book was great, I'm going to come on for the next few days, and we're just going to do some a little reviewing. If you have not read it, or you've been following along awesome. If you want to read it, grab the book, go through it at your own pace. So we are going through "The Traveler's Gift" by Andy Andrews, starting on Monday. I'm going to go through chapters one through three, this is about perspective, it's storytelling and it's incredible. I would highly recommend grabbing the book and joining us. Or you can just tune in here, and I will share the little nuggets with you. Here are the two books for August, they're completely different, and I need you to vote. I'm going to put them in my stories or you can vote below.
So there's two different books... This is "Winning the war in your mind" and "Think and Grow Rich".
So these are the books that people reached out to me yesterday, these are the ones that we're going to be battling against. People just want to get their books. So this is the next one we're reading "The Traveler's Gift", and this will be August. It's either "Winning the war in your mind" by Craig Groeschel or "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. They're completely different books, same concept, perspective, they're going to work on your mindset. "Winning the war in your mind" has a biblical aspect to it, while "Think and Grow Rich" is a really old book. I love listening to it, even the way it's written. I feel like you have to really focus but it's incredible. And if you can listen to the audible while you're reading, it's incredible.
Don't think about the cover, it's honestly about the power of your thoughts, improving desire, how to influence the subconscious mind using your imagination, overcoming procrastination, identifying faith through persistence, the power of master mindset.
That's what it's about, and I didn't read it for a long time. But my mentor told me you have to read it, and so I did. They're both great, so I'm going to put these on my stories, and we can do both for sure. But which one do you want to do in August? So if you want to vote below, I'm going to put them in my stories, whichever one gets the most votes, that will be the August book. If I don't find something by September that I like better, we'll do the other one. So these are the upcoming books if you want to grab them, awesome. Otherwise, just tune in here, I'm going to talk about them every single morning. So that's it, I hope that was helpful. I hope you continue to join in and read along with us. Otherwise, just continue to tune into the page for tips and tricks and recipes and all the fun things that have to do with keto low carb lifestyle.
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