James Clear keynote for habits for success

James Clear is an entrepreneur, author, award winning photographer and athlete.

James shares scientific research and real-world experiences that help you rethink your health and improve your life. His practical ideas can help you master your habits, optimize your performance, and take control of your happiness. As an athlete, James was selected to the 2008 ESPN Academic All-America baseball team.

He believes that the world would be a better place if we had more people who were putting their sweat, their work, and their vision out into the world.

Checkout the podcast interview with James Clear to find out how to create powerful and everlasting habits for success.

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1. Start Small

You have to start with a version of the habit that is incredibly easy for you. It must be so easy that you can’t say no to doing it and so easy that it is not difficult at all in the beginning.


2. Build on your habit each day

You have to increase your habit each day, but in an incredibly small way.


3. Always Keep It Simple!

Even after increasing your habit, all repetitions must remain easy. The total habit should be broken down into easier pieces if needed.


4. Laser Focus

Focus on what you really want to achieve and remove all surrounding distractions.


5. Generate a System

Plan out how you will stick to your habits, how are you going to stay passionate and focused?


6. Don’t Push Away Your Happiness

Don’t push happiness off until you hit some future milestone. Allow yourself to be happy in the moment. Be happy while you are working on the task. While you are working on building your skill set, rather than thinking it is something you will get to once you are good enough.


To get your hands on James Clear’s – Transform Your Habits book head to James website now!


What methods and techniques do you use to create new and effective habits?

Please share them with us in the comments section below.


  1. Mr Joel I absolutely LOVE these. Motivational Articals, it gives new view to look at the world. God biess u. Please carry on your work.

  2. I’ve been visiting the A2S site for some time now…and I absolutely LOVE these interview podcasts. Hearing the various insights and perspectives of the guests is priceless knowledge. Thanks for bringing sincere value and growth to those who seek it.


  3. Thanks again for another great article and podcast. I love the fact that he started out with the encouraging us to start simple and then building up as we go. To many of us try to take too large a step to start with and then can not keep the momentum. Starting small and building on to earlier progress is the best way to go. Not only will it get us to our goal it will build confidence as one progresses.

  4. Another powerful method is repetition. The more you repeat a good habit the stronger it gets imprinted into your subconscious mind until you do it automatically.

  5. I love this article. It is so very direct. I enjoy the reminder of how important remaining happy is. Many times unfortunately life throw us a few curve balls and happiness is out the window.

    I also like that you stress the importance of maintaining focus. To many times we get distracted by everything that is going on around us and lose our focus.

    These are great steps to include in our every day journey to success and happier life.

  6. I love this list Joel. I just pasted it up on my wall.

    btw I tried looking for A2S podcasts on iTunes and couldn’t find it. Are there any plans to stream it there or am I just missing it?

    • We are in final approvals with iTunes so we are about to go LIVE!! 🙂 We will announce it once it is up in iTunes. If you could leave a positive review when it’s live that would be awesome Matt, Thanks a Million mate!

  7. Some of it came right in at the right time . Blended with my situation and perfectly had pulled me out of that stagnant situation . I would say what I read was similarly, it’s the answers to my prayers. Thanks again. I Can Do It

  8. Thanks Joel,
    I like your sixth point – about pushing happiness away. Too often we are living in anticipation of some great thing in the future and blindly going about our daily business and “now” without much thought.
    Great plans and an inspired future is something worth cherishing, but living right now and being able o appreciate today, right now, and be calm and in the moment is key.
    By all means culture a great future, but at some point the future becomes the now and that is all anyone has, ever.
    Thanks Bren


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