James Clear has become one of my favorite bloggers. I confess I do not consume many blogs and thus you shouldn’t put much stock in my limited exposure. But the reason I love him so much is that he writes a lot about change. More importantly he writes about maintaining change.
He approaches this from a scientific point of view. I have no idea of where he is spiritually but I find his stuff to be incredibly helpful for changing behavior. It cannot however change the heart.
In his short book entitled Transform Your Habits he writes about getting back on track after slipping up. He states this, “But small hiccups don’t make you a failure, they make you human. The most successful people in the world slip up on their habits too. What separates them isn’t their ability to avoid mistakes, it’s their ability to get back on track quickly.” There is truth in that.