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.

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Feedback

How to Master the Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives

Feedback loops are always running in the background of our lives, but they influence our bodies and minds in profound ways.
Ready for Anything

Here Is How to Effectively Manage Your Stressful and Busy Schedule

This technique can help reveal the meaning behind stressful events in your life.
Creativity

Why Creativity Is a Process, Not an Event

Here are some practical tips on becoming more creative.
Ask Entrepreneur

This Zen Concept Will Help You Stop Being a Slave to Old Behaviors

The strategy is called shoshin, meaning 'beginner's mind.'
Decision Making

5 Common Mental Errors That Stop You From Making Good Decisions

Here are the mental errors that show up most frequently in our lives.
Ideas

Why Old Ideas Are a Secret Weapon

Old ideas are good ideas that outlasted thousands of bad ones.
Ask Entrepreneur

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

Author Anthony Trollope focused on writing in 15-minute intervals each day , three hours per day.
Happiness

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

Learning about the impact bias can help us realize that there is plenty of room for happiness in a life that may seem very foreign or undesirable.
Self-Awareness

The Common Beliefs We Get Wrong

As a society, we often overvalue unimportant things and undervalue the ideas and strategies that make a real difference.
Making Decisions

How to Determine the Correct Things to Focus On

If you want to master and deeply understand the core fundamentals of a task you may, paradoxically, need to start by casting a very wide net.
Ask Entrepreneur

The Chemistry of Building Better Habits

Similar to how every chemical reaction has an activation energy, we can think of every habit or behavior as having an activation energy as well.
Project Grow

How to Stop Lying to Yourself

By not being honest with yourself, you are avoiding self-awareness and change.
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.
Ask Entrepreneur

The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

It's all about staying focused on priorities.
Ready for Anything

One Reason Our Brains Love to Procrastinate

According to research from a pair of Harvard professors.
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