26 James Clear Quotes
“Never miss twice.”
– James Clear.
People are saying that James Clear is the Brian Tracy for millennials… I’m not sure that’s true, but if you don’t know who he is and want to read about his life and works, you’ve come to the right place!
James Clear is a speaker and author of the New York Times chart-topper ‘Atomic Habits’ – which has sold over 8m copies and been released in over 50 languages worldwide. He writes about some fundamental themes that will help you achieve more and get calmer about your work and life balance. We love his approach and hope that you will too. You’re going to learn how to form new healthier habits, improve your decision making and get tips on making minor improvements that will add up to HUGE changes in your life over time.
If you think about it – you don’t get fat (or thin) overnight. You don’t get fit after one session at the gym or one run. The progressive succession of (sometimes small) things that build up over the long term makes the difference. James talks about how a 1% daily improvement adds up to a 37 TIMES improvement after 12 months. Could YOU improve by 1% a day? We can’t all aim for 37 times, but 1% seems doable, right? And the math is undeniable – if you improve in small ways and those ways compound over time – you’re going to be successful – there is no avoiding it. That’s why all you need to do is have ONE single, good day, then another, and another, and soon you’ll have had a successful week, month, year, and lifetime. As Earl Nightingale pointed out – this is how a skyscraper is built or successful life. One triumphant day at a time, taking things in their proper order – one thing at a time. It’s a truism of success thinking that’s been around well before James Clear reminded us…
So go and look at your work and life with fresh eyes… see how you can improve things a little step at a time… then keep it up and relax, knowing that the results must follow.
Enjoy these James Clear tips and quotes and supercharge your success through small changes, repeated daily. Try them – you’ll be surprised at how quickly things begin to change for the better in your life.
Published by: Ben Gillison
- The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom. We get bored with habits because they stop delighting us. The outcome becomes expected. And as our habits become ordinary, we start derailing our progress to seek novelty.
- Ultimately, it is your commitment to the process that will determine your progress.
- Once your pride gets involved, you’ll fight tooth and nail to maintain your habits
- When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy.
- The more pride you have in a particular aspect of your identity, the more motivated you will be to maintain the habits associated with it. If you’re proud of how your hair looks, you’ll develop all sorts of habits to care for and maintain it.
- As a general rule, the more immediate pleasure you get from an action, the more strongly you should question whether it aligns with your long-term goals.
Life Goals Quotes
- The only way to become excellent is to be endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over. You have to fall in love with boredom.
- In order to improve for good, you need to solve problems at the systems level. Fix the inputs and the outputs will fix themselves.
- We imitate the habits of three groups in particular: The close. The many. The powerful.
- A habit is a routine or behavior that is performed regularly and, in many cases, automatically.
- If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.
- Professionals stick to the schedule, amateurs let life get in the way. Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.
- You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.
Moving Forward Quotes
- You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.
Dream Big Quotes
- True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking. It’s not about any single accomplishment. It is about the cycle of endless refinement and continuous improvement.
- Never miss twice.
- Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you’re willing to stick with them for years.
- The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us.
Life is Hard Quotes
- With outcome-based habits, the focus is on what you want to achieve. With identity-based habits, the focus is on who you wish to become.
- Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.
- Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.
- All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.
- Problem #1: Winners and losers have the same goals.
- Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.
- Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.
- When scientists analyze people who appear to have tremendous self-control, it turns out those individuals aren’t all that different from those who are struggling. Instead, “disciplined” people are better at structuring their lives in a way that does not require heroic willpower and self-control. In other words, they spend less time in tempting situations.
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