James Clear

James Clear quotes on mistake

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

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From Chapter 16 of Atomic Habits: "The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It is the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows. Missing once is an accident. Missing twice is the start of a new habit."

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Top performers make mistakes just like everyone else. The difference is that they get back on track faster than most.

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One of the most underappreciated ways to increase your intelligence and avoid mental mistakes is to use a strategy known as inversion.

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Avoiding mistakes is an underrated way to improve. It's easier to fix errors than boost skills. Rather than do your best, avoid your worst.

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