The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On hard work and strategy, and changes sneaking up on you
December 19, 2019 | by James Clear
“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”
Happy Thursday. I hope your week is going well.
Allow me to spice things up by sharing these 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question for the week…
3 IDEAS FROM ME
The hardest part of solving a problem is accurately defining it.
Before you dream about the view from the summit, ask yourself if you’re willing to keep your head down, focus on the path, and spend your life walking up the side of a very big hill.
It takes years of walking to earn a minute at the top.
Hard work is not always something you can see. It is not always physical effort.
In fact, the most powerful form of hard work is thinking clearly. Designing a winning strategy may not look very active, but make no mistake: it is very hard work.
Strategy often beats sweat.
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Founder of Liberty Media Peter Barton on changes sneaking up on you:
“By increments so exquisitely gradual that they might have passed unnoticed, I could have ended up being totally untrue to myself and living a life I hated.”
Writer Laurie Buchanan on the behaviors and life we don’t choose:
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
Source: Tuesdays with Laurie
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What do you really wish you had the courage to do?
Follow up: How can you take the first step in the next 5 minutes?
Until next week,
P.S. Sorry, I’ve got plans.