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.

Don't Let Your Brain Commit This Crime Against You
Habits

Don't Let Your Brain Commit This Crime Against You

Sometimes we carry old beliefs, unknowingly, that don't serve us anymore. You have to unlearn the things that you believe to be true.
What to Do When You Want to Build Better Habits (But Can't Get Started)
Habits

What to Do When You Want to Build Better Habits (But Can't Get Started)

How can you change your bad habits if you're not aware of them in the first place? Here's how.
This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here's What Happened
Productivity

This Person Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent and Here's What Happened

There is power in small wins and slow gains. Where are the small improvements in your life and work?
Being Consistent Is Not the Same as Being Perfect
Habits

Being Consistent Is Not the Same as Being Perfect

The danger with trying to be consistent is falling into an all-or-nothing mindset. Here, we explain.
What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time
America's Small Business Heroes

What to Do When You Have Too Many Ideas and Not Enough Time

It all comes down to treating your life like ... a rose bush.
Productivity

The Only Productivity Tip You'll Ever Need

A look at one strategy that gets results, why it works, and what holds us back from using it consistently.
How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius
Creativity

How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius

Do the work, finish something, get feedback, find ways to improve, show up again tomorrow. Repeat. Be awesome.
The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination
Habits

The Surprising Strategy One Man Used to Eliminate Procrastination

Tips for how you can stick to better habits and master your willpower.
Use the 'Eisenhower Box' to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive
Productivity

Use the 'Eisenhower Box' to Stop Wasting Time and Be More Productive

Want to be more productive? Of course you do. Here's one proven strategy to improve your schedule -- from an unexpected source.
Habits

How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

The root of behavior change and building better habits is your identity. If you change the type of person that you believe that you are, then it's easier to change your actions.
Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals
Take It From The Pros

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

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.
Don't Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.
Time Management

Don't Wait for Motivation. Do This Instead.

Making time to do great things comes down to doing this one thing right.
How You Can Stop Making Bad Decisions -- Now
Take It From The Pros

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

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.
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