The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On taking action, writing well, and motivating others
August 20, 2020 | by James Clear
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“If the only reason you’re not pursuing a dream is because of the length of time it will take to achieve it, you should start right now. Think long-term.”
“Don’t write to sound smart. Write to be useful.
If you’re useful over a long time period, you will end up looking smart anyway.”
“The difference between motion and action.
-talk to a personal trainer
-research your book idea
-explore different types of meditation
-do 10 squats
-write 1 sentence
-meditate for 1 minute
Motion feels like progress. Action is progress.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
The author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on motivating others:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast endless sea.”
Entrepreneur Patrick Collison on the value of reading:
“You could try to pound your head against the wall and think of original ideas or you can cheat by reading them in books.”
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What is your personal compounding advantage in your career?
Until next week,