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.

Learning

The Usefulness of Learning Through Observation

Useful lessons from famous Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz.
Take It From The Pros

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.
Project Grow

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.
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.
Making Decisions

How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

Design for default. Our decisions are shaped by the world around us.
Habits

How to Declutter Your Mind and Unleash Your Willpower

You can do it by using what's called 'bright-line' rules.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
Leadership

5 Lessons on Being Wrong

Your first choice is rarely the optimal choice.
Productivity

Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More

New knowledge does not necessarily drive new results. Learning something new can actually be a waste of time if your goal is to make progress and not simply gain additional knowledge.
Take It From The Pros

5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

These are the primary ways that a new habit can be triggered. If you understand each of them, then you can select the right one for the particular habit that you are working on.
Work Ethic

What You Can Learn From Albert Einstein on Creativity and Work Ethic

'Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.'
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