James Clear

James Clear quotes on exercise

Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits. I write about building better habits.

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Solve big problems early. Rebound after one missed workout, not a decade of inactivity. Repair a strained relationship the next day, not years later. Fix overspending before it becomes a lifestyle. Problems with simple solutions at first become difficult to unwind over time.

2

“Your favorite authors’ first drafts are bad—no better than yours.” —Julian Shapiro Your favorite athlete's first workout was just as bad as yours. Your favorite chef's first meal was just as bad as yours. Your favorite artist’s first work was just as bad as yours. Keep going

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Improvement is a battle that must be fought anew each day. Your next workout doesn't care how strong your last one was. Your next essay doesn't care how popular your last one was. Your next investment doesn't care how smart your last one was. Your best effort, again.

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Your problems adjust to their true level of importance after a hard workout and a good night of sleep.

5

The best exercise for gaining strength is not missing workouts.

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Every photo isn't a masterpiece. Every workout isn't a record. Every day isn't your best. But keep showing up and some of them will be.

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