James Clear

James Clear



Author of the #1 NYT bestseller: Atomic Habits (https://t.co/S97QUDuBUa). I write about building better habits. Over 800,000 people read my 3-2-1 newsletter (see link)

Joined on December 14, 2010

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Many people have noted the power of small habits, baby steps, and breaking things down. But how small is small enough when starting a habit? The answer isn’t a measurement, quantity, or size. It’s psychological. Reduce your habits until they seem easy to conquer. Make it easy.

People generally have more control over their actions than their feelings. But we can influence our feelings by taking action. Take one small step. Move the body first and the mind will follow.

We often avoid taking action because we think "I need to learn more," but the best way to learn is often by taking action.

There are nearly endless opportunities to improve each day and finding them largely boils down to being curious. People who are better in the end are usually curious in the beginning.

The reason Atomic Habits will hold up for decades to come is simple: It follows its own core principles. @JamesClear made the book... - obvious to see it’s value - attractive in terms of design - easy to read - satisfying to complete

"Most advice isn't helpful because people are just trying to fix their own story." —Mike Pacchione (@mpacc)

Stories of failure resonate more than stories of success. Few people reach the top, but everyone has failed—including those who eventually succeed. If you're teaching people how to succeed in a given field (or talking about your own success), start with how you failed.

Profound idea from @JamesClear: Changing your habits requires changing your tribe. Every tribe has a set of expectations that can be difficult to go against. Ditch the tribe that encourages your worst habits. Find the tribe that reinforces your best habits.

People who get a lot done tend to do things right away.

Creators do the work and let others grade the outcome. Consumers grade the outcome and let others do the work.

3 tips for better writing: 1) Double the examples. 2) Half the words. 3) One big idea.

Quoted @naval

Impatience with actions, patience with results. https://t.co/d5BOxcbLcg

As expected, Naval was two years ahead of me... https://t.co/5Ge8bWmZ3K

The most important conversation is the conversation you have with yourself each day.

Impatient with actions. Patient with results.

Limiting beliefs are problems to solve not reasons to quit.

If you want to spread an idea, write an essay that makes it easy to understand. If you want to spread an action, build a tool that makes it easy to do.

The process of growth is the process of choosing your values, beliefs, and actions rather than imitating them.

Your calendar is a better measure of success than your bank account.

Intellectuals are more likely to fail because they deliberate too much. Good judgment is wasted when it never turns into action. Trailblazers are more likely to fail because they deliberate too little. Effort is wasted by rushing into work before identifying what matters most.

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