3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“Most people think they lack motivation when they really lack clarity.”

For more on this idea, see Chapter 5 of Atomic Habits.


II.

“What looks like talent is often careful preparation.

What looks like skill is often persistent revision.”


III.

“The 4 qualities of a great career:

1) I enjoy it
2) I’m good at it
3) I make good money
4) I’m around fascinating people

Answer in reverse order:

1) Where are fascinating people?
2) In what ways can I make money with them?
3) Which ones am I good at?
4) Which ones do I enjoy?”

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Organizational theorist Kenichi Ohmae on the difference between being efficient and being effective:

“Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.”

Source: AntiPatterns in Project Management


II.

The physicist Niels Bohr on what it takes to be an expert

“An expert is a person who has found out by painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.”

Source: The oldest source I could find was “Dr. Edward Teller's Magnificent Obsession” in LIFE magazine. September 6, 1954.

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

If you keep living the way you are, what will your life look like in 20 years?

Sometimes we need patience. Sometimes we need action.

Until next week,

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

P.S. Marvin Gaye. Vocals only.

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