The learning habits of successful people are not limited to academic learning. It’s just as important to learn skills like self-discipline, self-improvement, and interpersonal skills. There are several factors that one should develop if one wants to join the ranks of the truly successful. You have to be determined to work harder than most and make sure things get done. You should drive yourself with purpose and align yourself with excellence and surround yourself with responsibilities and make necessary changes according to the situation. One such person with the above-mentioned qualities is James Clear, let’s take a look at who James Clear is and what makes him a successful person, his daily routine, and some interesting facts about him.
Who is James Clear?
James Clear is a renowned writer and an excellent orator, he speaks about habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He has written various books and his book Atomic Habits made him the no.1 New York Times best-seller. The book was a massive reach and it was translated into more than fifty (50) languages, and the book has sold over five (5) million copies across the globe. James is also an Entrepreneur and a Behaviour Science Expert.
We often assume that great things are done by those who were blessed with natural talent, genius, and skill. But how many great things could have been done by people who never fully realized their potential? We all are included, we are capable of much more than we typically produce, our best work is often still hiding inside of us. How can you pull that potential out of yourself and share it with the world? Perhaps the best way is to develop better daily routines, here is the daily routine of James clear, where you can drive some inspiration.
- He keeps no alarm in the morning
James in his book has said- 25,000 times you get to open your eyes, face the day and decide what to do next. I don’t know about you, but I’ve let a lot of those mornings slip by. He wakes early in the morning with no alarm set, unless he needs to catch a flight or has an appointment.
- He takes a quick showe
James takes a shower and drinks a glass of water every morning.
- He plans his routine for the day
James writes down three things that he is grateful for, reads twenty pages of a book, and then gets into whatever his work for the day.
“Every Monday, my assistant would reset the passwords on all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, which logged me out on each device. All week I worked without distraction. On Friday, she would send me the passwords. I had the entire weekend to enjoy what social media had to offer until Monday morning when we would do it again’ said James.
- He skips breakfast and heads to his office
He skips breakfast in the morning because he intermittent fasts, he heads to his office and starts working on his articles.
- He spends his time in the gym
After wrapping up his work for the day, James will head to the gym in the late afternoons or early evening, he goes to the gym thrice a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) usually between 5 pm and 7 pm.
- He goes to bed around 10.30-11 pm
James usually goes to bed at around 10.30-11 pm, but not before getting ready for the next day.
‘I’ll outline the article I’m going to write the next day and develop a shortlist of the most important items for me to accomplish. It takes ten (10) minutes that night and saves three (3) hours the next day’ said James in an Interview.
Personal Interest and Facts
- Besides being a writer, he is an excellent speaker. He is passionate about reading, he reads 20 pages of a book every morning. He is also an advocate for useful ideas.
- He is very much passionate about writing and he writes it from his heart, most of the concepts that he writes aren’t his own, they are ideas that he discovers after many hours of reading and research. He takes Insights from all fields: architecture, biology, economics, history, mathematics, physics, philosophy, and more.
- In his college, he was an ESPN Academic All-American as a baseball pitcher. He was a weightlifter and (former) athlete in his college days.
- He is a contributor to Against Malaria Foundation (AMF) each year he donates 5% of profit to the charity. AMF distributes nets to protect children, pregnant mothers, and families from mosquitoes carrying malaria. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to extend the life and fulfill the bigger mission of helping others realize their potential.
- He is all fascinated about Architecture, he says- ‘I love thoughtful, well-designed buildings. Specifically, I enjoy layouts that blend nature with beautiful and functional homes and urban spaces.
- He is also interested in travel photography and traveling.
Learnings from James Clear
- One of the hardest things about improving your life is remembering to practice what you’ve learned in a moment of temptation, frustration, or hardship.
- Anyone can follow a strategy as they read about it, but remembering to stick with it in the real world is tough. On that note, James clearly is truly an inspiration on how to lead a life and how not to. Surviving an accident, and taking control of himself in all his hard times gave him the best results.
- His philosophy, his writings, and his habits tell us that nothing is guaranteed to be there tomorrow, including those you love. This is a hard life lesson to learn, but it may be the most important of all.
- From James clear, we can learn the 3 R’s of habit change: How to start new habits that actually stick: every habit you have- good or bad-follows the same three-step pattern: Reminder, Routine, and the Reward, on the whole, James Clear is an incredible source of motivation and inspiration!
James clear Quotes to Inspire You Towards Success
- Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.
- Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.
- Good habits can make rational sense, but if they conflict with your identity, you will fail to put them into action.
- Once your pride gets involved, you’ll fight tooth and nail to maintain your habits.
- The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom. We get bored with habits because they stop delighting us. The outcome becomes expected. And as our habits become ordinary, we start detailing our progress to seek novelty.