Best 146 Quotes & Tweets on Habits

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Habits that have a high rate of return in life: - sleep 8+ hours each day - lift weights 3x week - go for a walk each day - save at least 10 percent of your income - read every day - drink more water and less of everything else - leave your phone in another room while you work

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Fast, lift, sprint, stretch, and meditate. Build, sell, write, create, invest, and own. Read, reflect, love, seek truth, and ignore society. Make these habits. Say no to everything else. Avoid debt, jail, addiction, disgrace, shortcuts, and media. Relax. Victory is assured.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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Aim to be great in 10 years. Build health habits today that lead to a great body in 10 years. Build social habits today that lead to great relationships in 10 years. Build learning habits today that lead to great knowledge in 10 years. Long-term thinking is a secret weapon.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When building habits, choose consistency over content. The best book is the one you can’t put down. The best exercise is the one you enjoy doing every day. The best health food is the one you find tasty. The best work is the work you’d do for free.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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New goals don't deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is a process, not an outcome. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better habits, not chasing better results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Changing habits: Pick one thing. Cultivate a desire. Visualize it. Plan a sustainable path. Identify needs, triggers, and substitutes. Tell your friends. Track meticulously. Self-discipline is a bridge to a new self-image. Bake in the new self-image. It’s who you are, now.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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There are 3 primary drivers of results in life: 1) Your luck (randomness). 2) Your strategy (choices). 3) Your actions (habits). Only 2 of the 3 are under your control. But if you master those 2, you can improve the odds that luck will work for you rather than against you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Go smaller. Can't learn an exercise? Reduce the range of motion. Struggling to grasp a new concept? Break it down. Failing to stick with a habit? Make it easy. Master stage one, then advance.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. You get what you repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you don’t do it consistently, it’s not a habit. It’s a hobby.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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One of the most effective things you can do to build better habits is to join a culture where your desired behavior is the normal behavior. New habits seem achievable when you see others doing them every day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Actual habits of successful people: • Wake up when their body tells them to • Read stuff that interests them • Exercise when it best fits into their schedule • Drink coffee if they like coffee • Sometimes eat unhealthy food • Tell the people they love that they love them

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Correct your mistakes before they become your habits.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your identity can hold you back: -I'm terrible with directions. -I have a sweet tooth. -I'm bad at math. ...or build you up: -I'm the type of person who doesn't miss workouts. -I finish what I start. -I read every day. Build habits that reinforce your desired identity.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Be radically proactive about any behavior that pays off in 10 years.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your body adapts to what you eat. Your mind adapts to what you consume. Your soul adapts to what you love. What you feed yourself today is who you become tomorrow.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Build small habits, but make big plans. (1) Keep your daily actions small. Strive to get 1% better every day. (2) Keep your daily mindset big. Think about how you can play a bigger game. Always start small. Never play small.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Your current habits are perfectly designed to deliver your current results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Making money through an early lucky trade is the worst way to win. The bad habits that it reinforces will lead to a lifetime of losses.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

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If you... 1) develop a bias for moving fast 2) consistently ask, “What’s the real goal here and is there a better way to accomplish it?” ... you can accomplish a lot in one life.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The key, if you want to build habits that last, is to join a group where the desired behavior is the normal behavior.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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When talent is lacking, habit will often suffice.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Drops make streams. Streams make rivers. Rivers make oceans. Your habits are the same.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The 3 meta-habits: Sleep - being well-rested improves performance on all other habits. Reading - you can learn how to improve any habit by reading. Questions - asking good questions continually provokes new insights for tweaking your habits.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The idea that "change is hard" is one of the biggest myths about human behavior. The truth is, you change effortlessly and all the time. The primary job of the brain is to adjust your behavior based on the environment. Design a better environment. Change will happen naturally.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait, the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify. Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy, but it may also never be easier than it is right now.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If you have good habits, time becomes your ally. All you need is patience.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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In times of uncertainty, your habits can ground you. When you feel overwhelmed, practice 1 minute of mindfulness. When you feel restless, do a 1-minute workout. When the world seems uncontrollable, focus on what you can control. Stick to your routines in whatever way you can.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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3 things that help habits stick: 1) Repetition. Habits form based on frequency, not time. 2) Stable context. If the context is always changing, so is the behavior. You need a reliable environment. 3) Positive emotions. If it feels good, you’ll want to repeat it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Habits will form whether you want them or not. Whatever you repeat, you reinforce.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Whenever there is a gap between your habits and your goals, your habits will always win.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Common causes of bad decisions: 1. Assumptions from small sample sizes 2. Wanting the world to work the way we want 3. Conforming to expectations/authority/group 4. Blindness to large trends 5. Inability to determine "and then what" 6. Using incorrect maps

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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If you want to understand someone, figure out the narrative they tell themselves about themself. If you want to change your behaviour, change your narrative. If you want to change someone else’s behaviour, offer them a more compelling narrative they can tell themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Cultivate people in your life whose normal behavior is your desired behavior.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The fact that you go to the gym even though you don’t “need” to... is why you don’t need to. The fact that you save when you could spend... is why you have money to spend. Your habits create your strength.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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How long does it take to build a habit? 21 days? 30 days? 66 days? The honest answer is: forever. Because once you stop doing it, it is no longer a habit. A habit is a lifestyle to be lived, not a finish line to be crossed. Make small, sustainable changes you can stick with.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Things you can improve: - Your attitude - Memory - Discipline - Creativity - Time management - Stamina - Writing ability - Charisma - Happiness Things you can’t: - The past

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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A small difference in your daily habits early on results in a wide gap in your outcomes over time.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Don’t like your mood? Go exercise Don’t like your job? Look for a new job Don’t like your partner? Break-up Don’t like your friends? Get new friends Don’t like your life? Change your habits

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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The single most effective habit is the willingness to change your own mind.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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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 identity. This is why habits are crucial. They cast repeated votes for being a type of person.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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Proposal: A small habit should be called a hobbit.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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There are 3 ways to break a bad habit. 1. Elimination - cut it off entirely. 2. Reduction - drop to the desired level. 3. Substitution - replace the bad habit with a good one. All three can work. It just depends on what you want to achieve.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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If two people have the same goal, you know nothing about the similarity of their results. But if two people have the same daily habits, you can infer quite a bit about the similarity of their results. Your results are largely a byproduct of your habits.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The right relationships (friends, co-workers, spouse) 10x your impact. The wrong ones, cut it in half.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Everyone ages at the same rate. One second at a time. Not everyone feels the same age. Master your health habits and you can buy yourself more time. Not everyone learns at the same rate. Master your learning habits and you can make more of the time you have.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The costs of your good habits are in the present. The costs of your bad habits are in the future.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The patterns of the people around you eventually become your patterns.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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The Cardinal Rule of Behavior Change: What is rewarded is repeated. What is punished is avoided. You learn what to do in the future based on what you were rewarded for doing (or punished for doing) in the past. Positive emotions cultivate habits. Negative emotions destroy them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

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The 2 Keys to Elite Results 1) Make great choices 2) Build great habits Your choices—what you work on, who you work with—create leverage. A good initial choice can deliver 100x payoff. Your habits unleash leverage. Without great habits, great choices are just potential energy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear