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.

The Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others
Personal Improvement

The Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

Lessons from the dance floor to the board room.
To Make Big Gains, Avoid Tiny Losses
Habits

To Make Big Gains, Avoid Tiny Losses

In many cases, improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing less things wrong.
A Different Way of Thinking About Productivity
Productivity

A Different Way of Thinking About Productivity

Consider time assets vs. time debts.
Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success
Success Strategies

Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success

Our constant quest to achieve faster results is a trap.
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.
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
Leadership

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.
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How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?
Leadership

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.
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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.