James Clear

James Clear quotes on freedom

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

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Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: -not having to go to meetings -not having to spend time with jerks -not being locked into status games -not feeling like you have to say “yes” -not worrying about others claiming your time and energy Real wealth is about freedom.

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The most satisfying form of freedom is not a life without responsibilities, but a life where you are free to choose your responsibilities.

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The Paradox of Freedom—the way to expand your freedom is to narrow your focus. Stay focused on saving to achieve financial freedom. Stay focused on training to achieve physical freedom. Stay focused on learning to achieve intellectual freedom. The disciplined become the free.

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One of the greatest forms of freedom comes from knowing what is important to you. It grants you the freedom to ignore everything else.

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Freedom is the power to say no.

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Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it.

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From Chapter 3 of Atomic Habits: “Habits do not restrict freedom. They create it. It’s only by making the fundamentals of life easier that you can create the mental space needed for free thinking and creativity.”

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