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Thursday, February 22, 2018

James Clear

This is just a share about a writer I have discovered.  It may or may not be of interest to you.  It won't hurt my feelings if it doesn't interest you or is something you do not have time to spend on.  Just FYI. 

I know that a lot of you, like me, like to think about healthy thinking.  I mean healthy in the mental sense not physical.

Along this line, I've been reading articles by a writer named James Clear. 

Today I read his article 5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions. I enjoyed this article and wanted to share.  I especially wanted to think about #5 Confirmation Bias.  With the volatile situation our country faces in politics, among other situations, we need to be sure that we neither stick our head in the sand nor dig out only the information that supports our opinion. I need to assess what facts I am using to form my opinions

Anyway, if you are interested, click on the link above and read the short article. 

Below is a quote from his About Me:

About James Clear

James Clear

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About James Clear

Hi there, I'm James Clear. I'm an American author, entrepreneur, and photographer. I'm also the guy behind JamesClear.com (naturally).
This website is the home of my life's work. I write about habits and human potential. The central question I’m trying to answer through my work is, “How can we live better?”
In order to answer that question, I uncover the latest scientific research and explain it in a way that you can easily understand and actually use. As I share these science-based ideas for living a better life, I like to showcase the habits and rituals of athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs. By analyzing the stories of top performers from many different fields and understanding proven scientific principles, we can start to tease out the common characteristics that make these people the best at what they do.
My specific focus is on self-improvement tips based on proven scientific research.
I believe the best way to change the world is in concentric circles: start with yourself and work your way out from there.
I believe the best way to change the world is in concentric circles: start with yourself and work your way out from there. If you get yourself sorted out, then that is one less person for the world to worry about. You'll be in a position to contribute rather than consume. You will add order rather than disorder.
I write about the art and science of how to live better. Science because I am concerned with the root causes of our behavior and the data behind high performance. Art because I want to figure out how to apply these ideas and put them into daily practice.
But I don't merely write about things. Along the way, I like to try out the concepts for myself as I experiment with building better habits as an entrepreneur, writer, and weightlifter. In the end, my work ends up being one-part storytelling, one-part academic research, one-part personal experiment. It's a colorful blend of inspirational stories, academic science, hard-earned wisdom.

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