The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On confidence, the power of going first, and being a generalist
October 8, 2020 | by James Clear
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“Do the most important thing first each day and you’ll never have an unproductive day.”
“Lack of confidence kills more dreams than lack of ability.
Talent matters—especially at elite levels—but people talk themselves out of giving their best effort long before talent becomes the limiting factor.
You’re capable of more than you know. Don’t be your own bottleneck.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
Professional volleyball player Gabby Reece on the power of going first:
“I always say that I’ll go first…
That means if I’m checking out at the store, I’ll say hello first.
If I’m coming across somebody and make eye contact, I’ll smile first.[I wish] people would experiment with that in their life a little a bit. Be first, because – not all times, but most times – it comes in your favor.”
Source: The Tim Ferriss Show
Writer Hugh Walpole on the being a generalist and a specialist:
“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand other things well.”
Source: Reading: An Essay
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What am I reinforcing each day?
Until next week,
p.s. First impressions matter.