3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“Just have one good day. Then repeat.”



II.

“Things that keep talented people from fulfilling their potential:

– Trying to please everyone
– Imitating the desires of others
– Chasing status without questioning why
– Playing superhero and trying to do it all alone
– Dividing your attention between too many projects”



III.

“When I notice myself worrying about “what other people will think” I find I’m usually not worried about any single person’s opinion.

If I pick a specific person, I‘m rarely concerned about what they will think.

What I fear is the collective opinion in my head. It’s imaginary.”

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Investor and entrepreneur Naval Ravikant on self-esteem:

“Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know.”

Source: Tribe of Mentors



II.

Historian Barbara Tuchman on the power of books:

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”

Source: The Book, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Nov. 1980)

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

Has the most important thing changed? Am I chasing an outdated target?

Until next week,

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

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