Atomic Habits: Summary. ===. By James Clear. a•tom•ic. An extremely small amount of a thing; the single irreducible unit of a larger system. The source of immense energy or power. hab•it. A routine or practice performed regularly; an automatic response to a specific situation. The quality of our life depends on the quality of our habits. ===. Chapter 1: The Surprising Power of Atomic Habits. Chapter 2: How Your Habits Shape Your Identity. Chapter 3: How to Build Better Habits in Four Simple Steps. Chapter 4: The Man Who Didn't Look Right. Chapter 5: The Best Way to Start a New Habit. Chapter 6: Motivation is Overrated, Environment Often Matters More. Chapter 7: The Secret to Self-Control. Chapter 8: How to Make a Habit Irresistible. Chapter 9: The Role of Friends and Family in Shaping Your Habits. Chapter 10: How to Find and Fix the Causes of Your Bad Habits. Chapter 11: Walk Slowly, but Never Backward. Chapter 12: The Law of Least Effort. Chapter 13: How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the Two-Minute Rule. Chapter 14: How to Make Good Habits Inevitable and Bad Habits Impossible. Chapter 15: The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change. Chapter 16: How to Stick with Good Habits Every Day. Chapter 17: How an Accountability Partner Can Change Everything. Chapter 18: The Truth About Talent (When Genes Matter and When They Don't). Chapter 19: The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Work. Chapter 20: The Downside of Creating Good Habits. Small habits don’t add up, they compound.. Tiny changes, remarkable results.