The number 7 is highly significant.
We have 7 days of a week (Sun-day, Moon-day, Tiw’s-day, Woden’s-day, Thor’s-day, Frigg’s-day, Saturn-day). Shakespeare wrote the 7 ages of a man. There are 7 wonders of the ancient world. There are 7 seas and 7 continents. There are 7 layers of the sky above and 7 layers of the earth below.
Also is considered a lucky number.
Like so, there is a great mystique attached to the number 7.
Therefore, the book I recommend you 7 times to read is called Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones.
The book can be broken down into four-quadrant, each leading to the other.
- The 1% Rule
- Focus on Systems
- Identity-Based Habits
- The Laws of Behaviour Change
The 1% Rule
James Clear mentions the remarkable significance of a tiny habit that can either succeed you in long term or just put you in the hell of failure.
In his own words:
“If you can get 1% better each day for one year, you’ll end up 37 x better when you are done. Conversely, if you get 1% worse each day for one year, you’ll decline nearly down to zero.”
“Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” — James Clear
Screw Goals and Focus on Systems
If you haven't been on a good reading habit. You decide to read one of the most popular books (goal), you pick it up and somehow by pure chance of your existing interest in the topic, you finish the reading.
Since your goal was to read the book, you might not even have taken notes on it and most likely you will forget what you read. Or, that…