“You don't need to predict how everything will play out.

Just master the next step and continue moving in the right direction.”


“Prediction depends on events outside your control.

Creation depends on events within your control.

Don’t guess about the future. Shape it.”


“Three steps to exceptional results:

1) Do less. Stop dividing your attention.

2) Do it right now. Once you have identified the essential, go fast. Maintain a bias toward action.

3) Do it the right way. Acting quickly doesn't mean acting carelessly. Get to work right away, but keep working on it until it's right.”



Spanish philosopher Baltasar Gracian on how to give advice:

“When you counsel someone, you should appear to be reminding him of something he had forgotten, not of the light he was unable to see.”

Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom


Writer Susan Sontag on persistence:

“It never occurred to me that I couldn’t live the life I wanted to lead. It never occurred to me that I could be stopped…

I had this very simple view: that the reason people who start out with ideals or aspirations don’t do what they dream of doing when they’re young is because they quit.

I thought, well, I won’t quit.”

Source: Susan Sontag Lightens Up


What is the most likely cause of failure?

Before it happens, how can I prevent it? If it happens, how can I recover?

Until next week,

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

p.s. Sorry, I ruined your coat.

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