James Clear

James Clear quotes on willpower

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

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1

It’s never been a better time for self-motivated people. Anyone connected to the internet has the education power of a university and the distribution power of a media company at their fingertips. Curiosity, courage, and persistence are the new gatekeepers.

2

In the long-run (and often in the short-run), your willpower will never beat your environment.

3

Society is becoming accustomed to delaying gratification less and less, which means the payoff of delaying gratification grows more and more.

4

It is more effective to design an environment where you don't need willpower than to rely on willpower to conquer your environment.

5

Freedom is the power to say no.

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