James Clear

James Clear quotes on uncertainty

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

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In times of uncertainty, your habits can ground you. When you feel overwhelmed, practice 1 minute of mindfulness. When you feel restless, do a 1-minute workout. When the world seems uncontrollable, focus on what you can control. Stick to your routines in whatever way you can.

2

Uncertainty is opportunity wrapped in an invisibility cloak.

3

Options reveal themselves after starting. If you feel uncertain in the beginning—join the club. Nobody starts with all the answers. The path to the summit is not fully visible from base camp.

4

Bad habits and toxic relationships can become a crutch. They hurt us, but we know *how* they’ll hurt us. Meanwhile, improving your life is possible, but trying new things also involves uncertainty. Many people would rather repeat a known pain than deal with an unknown risk.

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