3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“Time spent working hard is often better spent identifying where the bottleneck is located.

Working hard on the wrong thing leads to frustration, not progress.”


II.

“3 things that help habits stick:

1) Repetition. Habits form based on frequency, not time.

2) Stable context. If the context is always changing, so is the behavior. You need a reliable environment.

3) Positive emotions. If it feels good, you’ll want to repeat it.”


III.

“When you lose track of time, you are either living your best life or wasting it.”

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius on taking action:

“Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the gods gave you, and you didn’t use them.”

Source: Meditations


II.

Writer Ralph Marston on the power of confident humility

“Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better. The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.

Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others.

Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful. See the victories not as proof of your supremacy, but as opportunities to offer more value to life. See the defeats not as personal affronts, but as chances to learn and grow stronger.

Take care not to waste your time in delusions of grandeur. Embrace the power of confident humility, and live well.”

Source: Confident Humility

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

What am I avoiding just because the desired outcome would take longer than I’d like?

Until next week,

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

p.s. Definitely not a penguin.

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