James Clear

James Clear

Writer, Entrepreneur and Behavior Science Expert

Based in North Carolina, James Clear writes at JamesClear.com, where he uses behavior science to share ideas for mastering your habits, improving your health, and increasing your creativity. To receive his most popular articles, join his free weekly newsletter.

Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success
Productivity

Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success

Our constant quest to achieve faster results is a trap.
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Learn Warren Buffett's '2 List' Strategy and Master Your Priorities
Productivity

Learn Warren Buffett's '2 List' Strategy and Master Your Priorities

The billionaire uses this productivity strategy to help employees determine their priorities and actions.
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How to Recover When Stress Starts to Build Up
Stress Management

How to Recover When Stress Starts to Build Up

'Cumulative stress' can sneak up on you. Here's how to plan for it.
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How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity
Overcoming Obstacles

How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity

We all experience failure, but mentally tough people realize that failure is an event, not their identity.
How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?
Habits

How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

We often think that the reason we aren't succeeding is because we haven't found the right strategy or because we weren't born with the right talents.
This 'Rule' Can Help Uncover Your Creativity
Habits

This 'Rule' Can Help Uncover Your Creativity

Sometimes, more volume equals higher quality.
3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep
Sleep

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

If you want to improve your sleep and feel more rested, there are some practical ways to go about it -- ways I call the 'Levers of Sleep.'
3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit
Habits

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Want to build an exercise habit that sticks? Changing your behavior can be difficult so here are some tips to get you started.
Why You Should Measure Backward, Not Forward
Data Analysis

Why You Should Measure Backward, Not Forward

We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future. But there can be more value in evaluating the past. Here's why.
How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness and Wealth
Habits

How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness and Wealth

This simple equation changed the way we think about habits and human behavior.
How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas
Creativity

How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

We all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on it.
What Are You Measuring in Your Life?
Personal Improvement

What Are You Measuring in Your Life?

We all have areas of life that we say are important to us, but that we aren't measuring.
How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches
Business Skills

How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

Our society values skills, but everyone is obsessed with results. The problem with this is that it can become easy to get trapped focusing on results when you should really be building your skills.
How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small
Problem Solving

How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small

Lessons learned from cancer scientists about how to solve large, complex issues.
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How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones
Habits

How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones

A look at 'habit stacking' and how it can help you create new habits easier.