James Clear

James Clear quotes on productivity

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

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The ultimate productivity hack is saying no.

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Do the most important thing first each day and you'll never have an unproductive day.

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Many people work hard, but few people work on the highest and best thing. Usually, it takes no more effort to work on high leverage tasks than it does to work on low leverage ones. It's just a matter of directing your energy.

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The 2-step process for exceptional results: (1) Spend a little time each day thinking about the highest leverage activity available to you. (2) Spend a little time each day working on it.

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Leadership is: 1) Getting results 2) Making people feel good 3) Connecting each person to a bigger mission The good leaders do one. The great leaders do two. The best leaders do all three.

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“Measure twice, cut once.” Avoid wasted effort. “Build once, sell twice.” Multiply your effort.

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How to Double Your Productivity Step 1: Stop reading articles on how to double your productivity. Step 2: Start sleeping 8 hours a night.

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There’s something fake about most productivity advice. Don’t bother: - completing every todo list item - responding to every email - finishing every book It’s not how productive people actually live. These proxies for productivity have little to do with getting actual results.

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Productivity is found in what you leave undone.

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Here's the only productivity tip you'll ever need: do the most important thing first each day. Sounds simple. No one does it.

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Productivity quirk I've noticed: If I work while listening to music with words, I get basically nothing done. If I work while listening to music without words, I can focus better when in distracting environments (airplanes, coffee shops, etc.) I generally work best in silence.

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