A while back, I reviewed a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. I mentioned at the time that I nearly didn't get past the first chapter as I thought it was going to be another pretty cheesy self-help book. But I ended up loving the book. James really made me think about habits in a way that I hadn't done so before.
And so I was interested when Luke and Phil from Mandarin Blueprint released a new online course called the Habit-Building Bootcamp.
I wasn't at all surprised that they acknowledge how many ideas they had from reading Atomic Habits. But they've taken it further in two ways:
- They have extended the ideas in James' book
- They have directly applied it to learning Mandarin.
This course is designed as a companion to their Mandarin Blueprint course, but what I like about it, is that it's a good general purpose course on habit building, even for those with no interest in learning Mandarin.
Phil also added two extra lessons on breaking bad habits. Doing that is often much harder than forming new habits in the first place.
If you are interested in changing your habits, you might well find this low-cost course useful.