James Clear

James Clear quotes on repitition

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

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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.

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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.

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The Cycle of Improvement 1. Awareness - identify what you need to improve. 2. Deliberate practice - focus your conscious effort on the specific area you want to improve. 3. Habit - with practice, the effortful becomes automatic. 4. Repeat - begin the cycle anew.

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Anyone can dream big. Daily habits—tiny routines that are repeatable—are what make big dreams a reality.

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You can't make time go faster or success come sooner. The only thing you can control is the next repetition.

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The biggest difference between deliberate practice and simple repetition? Feedback. Measurement raises awareness and accelerates learning.

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If you want to stay motivated for good, then start with a challenge that is just manageable, measure your progress, and repeat the process.

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