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James Clear

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.

16 Recent Stories

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundame
April 16, 2014 in Leadership
3 Books to Help You Form Better Habits, Be More Creative and Think Like a Leader

3 Books to Help You Form Better Habits, Be More Creative and Think Like a Leader

James Clear talks about three books that have fascinated him and inspired his writing.
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
Don't Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.

Don't Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.

Making time to do great things comes down to doing this one thing right.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How You Can Stop Making Bad Decisions -- Now

How You Can Stop Making Bad Decisions -- Now

Ever heard of decision fatigue? It might be what's stopping you from making more healthy and productive choices.
March 17, 2014 in Leadership
Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Afraid of Failure? Think Like a Scientist and Get Over It.

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.
March 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
March 3, 2014 in Starting a Business
Travel Habits: How to Stay Healthy and Fit on the Road

Travel Habits: How to Stay Healthy and Fit on the Road

Don't let new environments keep you from eating right, feeling great and staying productive for your startup.
February 26, 2014 in Lifestyle
I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website. Here's What Happened (to My Life).

I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website. Here's What Happened (to My Life).

Simplicity rules -- in real life and online.
February 20, 2014 in Productivity
10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy Without Thinking

10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy Without Thinking

Some practical ways to apply 'environment design' to your world and make it easier to live a healthy, happy and adventurous life.
February 6, 2014 in Lifestyle
How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

How the 'Seinfeld Strategy' Can Help You Stop Procrastinating

We look at one of the great comedian's secrets behind his remarkable productivity and consistency.
January 27, 2014 in Productivity
Yes, You Can Be Happy While Pushing Yourself to Success

Yes, You Can Be Happy While Pushing Yourself to Success

Happiness doesn't only have to be the result of accomplishing a goal. Here's how you can be upbeat through the entire process.
January 23, 2014 in Lifestyle
3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

Yes, you can manage your time to live healthier and happier, do the things that you know are important. Here's how.
January 15, 2014 in Lifestyle
The Easy Way You Can Stop Procrastinating and Stick to Good Habits -- Now

The Easy Way You Can Stop Procrastinating and Stick to Good Habits -- Now

This simple strategy can get you motivated and moving in a positive direction.
January 7, 2014 in Productivity
Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

When it comes to getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.
December 17, 2013 in Growth Strategies
8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

8 Steps to Having Wildly Productive Mornings

How to make the most out of every morning.
December 10, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

The trick is to dream big but start small. Here, we explain how.
December 3, 2013 in Growth Strategies