James did a terrific job of knowledge synthesis in this book and Manson's approval of it as "a supremely practical and useful book" is not an overstatement. The author has ended my lifelong search of how to make habits stick, with his masterful display of four magic laws, and I am finding the book a nugget of wisdom. To me the book's premise (not necessarily the author's statement) is simple: If you want to get to your goal, change your systems, which are nothing but our habits. In other words your goals are defined by your tiny habits, and by corollary, your habits create your goals. By doing exercise daily you create a healthy you, but by smoking daily you create the goal of getting terminal illness. Habits are the foundation of the self. Mr. Clear, you've transformed me, down to the atomic scale, for good.