James Clear

James Clear quotes on storytelling

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

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How to be a better writer: -write about what fascinates you -make one point per sentence -use stories to make your point -cut extra words like “really” and “very” -read the whole thing out loud -post publicly (you’ll try harder when you know others will read it)

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Stories change more minds than facts. The way to change someone’s mind is not to present them with overwhelming evidence but to motivate them with overwhelming emotion. (Ideally, you’d have truth on your side and a story worth spreading.)

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Good storytellers are more powerful than ever before. Technology has reduced the cost of sharing stories. One great story can move millions to act. Authors. Podcasters. Entrepreneurs. Politicians. Leaders. The person who tells the best story rules their corner of the world.

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Storytelling is just as important as innovation.

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