The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On your real priorities, living with purpose, and courage
December 12, 2019 | by James Clear
“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”
I spent this week doing a short Canadian book tour. I had a great time in Toronto and will share some of the TV segments I did there with you soon. (Next, I head back to the US, where my budding love affair with New York City continues to grow.)
Oh, and if you’re looking for a great last minute gift for the holidays, consider sharing Atomic Habits with someone important to you.
Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question for the week…
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“Your actions are your real priorities.”
“Modern society is defined by an excess of opportunity. We have more information, more products, and more options than ever before.
As a result, curating, filtering, and refining are more important skills than ever before. Those who edit best will find the signal in the noise.”
“It’s remarkable what you can build if you just don’t stop.
It’s remarkable the business you can build if you don’t stop working.
It’s remarkable the body you can build if you don’t stop training.
It’s remarkable the knowledge you can build if you don’t stop learning.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
An Indian proverb on living with purpose:
“Every time you wake up and ask yourself, ‘What good things am I going to do today?’ remember that, when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it.”
(Note: I originally discovered this quote in Leo Tolstoy’s A Calendar of Wisdom)
Poet and artist Mary Anne Radmacher on courage:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'”
Source: 1985 poem
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
Am I climbing the right mountain?
Until next week,
P.S. This ain’t good.