3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“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.”


II.

“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.”


III.

“The difference between motion and action.

Motion:

-talk to a personal trainer
-research your book idea
-explore different types of meditation

Action:

-do 10 squats
-write 1 sentence
-meditate for 1 minute

Motion feels like progress. Action is progress.”

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

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.”

Source: Citadelle


II.

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.”

Source: Patrick Collison on Hiring at Stripe and the Role of a Product-Focused CEO​

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

What is your personal compounding advantage in your career?

Until next week,

James Clear
Author of the million-copy bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the Habit Journal

P.S. That’s exactly how I remember it.

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