“It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert as long as you’re on the path.

If a beginner is on the path, all they need is time.

If an expert is off the path, they won’t be an expert for long.”


“Good advice at the wrong time is bad advice.

Life is full of seasons and each season has different requirements.

Know what season you are in, and you can better identify which ideas to utilize.”


“The longer you're a teacher, the less you remember what it is like to be a student.

The longer you're a doctor, the less you remember what it is like to be a patient.

The longer you're a coach, the less you remember what it is like to be a player.

Change positions. A new perspective can improve your old methods.”



Prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates on motivation following action:

“One must be pitiless about this matter of “mood.” In a sense, the writing will create the mood. … I have forced my self to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card, when nothing has seemed worth enduring for another five minutes … and somehow the activity of writing changes everything.”

Source: The Paris Review


Writer David Chapman on how to improve your thinking:

“Learn from fields very different from your own. They each have ways of thinking that can be useful at surprising times. Just learning to think like an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a philosopher will beneficially stretch your mind.”

Source: How to Think Real Good


Habits need to be revised from time to time.

Which habits do you need to double down on this year? Which habits are no longer serving you and need to be replaced this year?

Until next week,

James Clear
Author of the #1 worldwide bestseller, Atomic Habits
Creator of the Habit Journal

p.s. New Year, New Ewe.

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