The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On clear boundaries, handling criticism, and the importance of quality
October 15, 2020 | by James Clear
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“I’d estimate at least half of my frustrations with others are actually frustrations with myself for failing to set clear boundaries and stand by them.”
“Read books that are relevant to what you want to achieve and reading will never seem boring.”
“The fastest way to improve is to learn from others.
- Read good books
- Talk to people who have done it
- Soak up the lessons of the past
Learn from the experiments history has already run and you can start the race halfway finished.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Actress Viola Davis on handling criticism:
“I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.”
Entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman on the importance of quality:
“All companies that grow really big do so in only one way: people recommend the product or service to other people. What this means is that if you want to be a great company some day, you have to eventually build something so good that people will recommend it to their friends—in fact, so good that they want to be the first one to recommend it to their friends for the implied good taste. No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long term if you don’t have a sufficiently good product.”
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
Momentum is a double-edged sword. It can propel you to new heights or keep you locked into previous choices and old habits.
Where do I have healthy momentum right now? Where do I have unhealthy momentum?
Until next week,
P.S. Stay out of melee range.