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 Power of Mastering the Fundamentals
Personal Improvement

The Hidden Power of Mastering the Fundamentals

Take it from football great Vince Lombardi.
How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest
Practice

How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest

The experts who embrace the idea of deliberate practice continually ask themselves these questions.
5 Common Mistakes That Cause New Habits to Fail
Habits

5 Common Mistakes That Cause New Habits to Fail

Behavior change is hard. With these tips, it's considerably less difficult.
When Creating New Habits, Avoid the Second Mistake
Habits

When Creating New Habits, Avoid the Second Mistake

When it comes to building good habits and breaking bad habits, individual mistakes do not matter in the long-run. Instead, it is the second mistake that is far more important.
Why the Right Limitations Can Boost Performance
Personal Improvement

Why the Right Limitations Can Boost Performance

Believe it or not, some constraints can make you better.
What I Do When it Feels Like My Work Isn't Good Enough
Habits

What I Do When it Feels Like My Work Isn't Good Enough

Self-doubt is not a cost you have to pay to become better. Let's talk about why.
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
Take It From The Pros

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.
How to Develop Mental Toughness in the Face of Adversity
Take It From The Pros

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.
How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?
Take It From The Pros

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.
This 'Rule' Can Help Uncover Your Creativity
Habits

This 'Rule' Can Help Uncover Your Creativity

Sometimes, more volume equals higher quality.
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