3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“I rarely have good ideas.

To overcome this limitation, I think about one topic (like habits) for an unreasonable amount of time. Then, I revise, revise, revise until only the best stuff remains. It’s slow, but it works.

You can either be a genius or you can be patient.”


​II.

“You can attract luck simply by sharing your work publicly.”


III.

“For a few weeks, I started each morning by writing “What do I actually want?” at the top of a blank page.

It’s surprising how useful it is to keep asking the same question. Each time, my answer became more precise.

Once I knew what I wanted, I turned it into action steps.”

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Author John Shedd on taking risks:

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are built for.”

Source: Salt from My Attic


​II.

A Buddhist saying on the ineffectiveness of anger:

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else — you are the one who gets burned.”

Source: paraphrased from the work of Buddhaghosa in Visuddhimagga IX, 23

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

What do I actually want?

Until next week,

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

p.s. Go around! Go around!

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