The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On social pressure, the power of choice, and the price of success
November 7, 2019 | by James Clear
“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”
I hope your week has been going well so far. I’m also feeling particularly grateful to have you reading. Thank you for sharing some of your precious time with me each week.
I hope you enjoy these 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question for the week…
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“If you want to take something more seriously, do it publicly.
Publishing an article pressures you to think clearly. Competing in a race pressures you to train consistently. Presenting on any topic pressures you to learn it.
Social pressure forces you to up your game.”
“Your choices create leverage. Your habits unleash leverage.
A good initial choice (like choosing the right thing to work on or the right person to work with) can deliver 100x payoff. However, if you don’t have great habits, then great choices are just potential energy.
Ideally, you’ll have both.”
“Most failures are one-time costs. Most regrets are recurring costs.
The pain of inaction stings longer than the pain of incorrect action.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Today, I’d like to share two quotes that pair well together…
Scott Adams, author and creator of the Dilbert comic strip, on the price of success:
“If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it.”
Writer Rudyard Kipling also on the price of success:
“If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.”
Source: An Unqualified Pilot
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What is the biggest opportunity I could pursue in the next 5 minutes?
Until next week,