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 Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful
Habits

The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

Changing human behavior is often considered to be one of the hardest things to do in business and in life. Yet, there is a very reliable way that human behavior changes over the long-term.
The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity
Productivity

The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

It's all about staying focused on priorities.
One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate
Procrastination

One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

According to research from a pair of Harvard professors.
The Usefulness of Learning Through Observation
Learning

The Usefulness of Learning Through Observation

Useful lessons from famous Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz.
How to Fall in Love With Boredom and Unlock Your Mental Toughness
Leadership Qualities

How to Fall in Love With Boredom and Unlock Your Mental Toughness

If you want to fulfill your potential then you must practice a specific skill for a long time with remarkable consistency. Mastery is never an accident.
What I Do When I Feel Like Giving Up
Motivation

What I Do When I Feel Like Giving Up

If you've ever struggled to be consistent with something you care about, maybe my struggle with resonate with you, too.
Which One of These Growth Curves Are You Following?
Growth

Which One of These Growth Curves Are You Following?

We often assume that life works in a linear fashion. Nope. There are two different types of growth.
How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions
Making Decisions

How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

Design for default. Our decisions are shaped by the world around us.
How to Declutter Your Mind and Unleash Your Willpower
Habits

How to Declutter Your Mind and Unleash Your Willpower

You can do it by using what's called 'bright-line' rules.
This Simple Daily Habit Will Add More Gratitude to Your Life
Habits

This Simple Daily Habit Will Add More Gratitude to Your Life

When you're feeling frustrated, rushed, and stressed, a little gratitude can come to the rescue.
This One Strategy Can Help You Stick With Your Good Habits Every Day
Habits

This One Strategy Can Help You Stick With Your Good Habits Every Day

It's called the 'Paper Clip' strategy. Here's how it works.
Do More of What Already Works
Habits

Do More of What Already Works

We assume that new solutions are needed if we want to make real progress, but that isn't always the case.
Why We Act Irrationally: The One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits
Habits

Why We Act Irrationally: The One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and the results of the 'Copy Machine Study.'
The Candy Trigger By The Checkout Line (And Why We Fail With New Habits)
Growth Strategies

The Candy Trigger By The Checkout Line (And Why We Fail With New Habits)

As it turns out, selling candy bars can teach us a lot about building better habits.
5 Lessons on Being Wrong
Leadership

5 Lessons on Being Wrong

Your first choice is rarely the optimal choice.