The 3-2-1 Newsletter: 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, 1 question to ponder.
3-2-1: On taking action, writing well, and motivating others
August 20, 2020 | by James Clear
3 IDEAS FROM ME
“If the only reason you’re not pursuing a dream is because of the length of time it will take to achieve it, you should start right now. Think long-term.”
“Don’t write to sound smart. Write to be useful.
If you’re useful over a long time period, you will end up looking smart anyway.”
“The difference between motion and action.
-talk to a personal trainer
-research your book idea
-explore different types of meditation
-do 10 squats
-write 1 sentence
-meditate for 1 minute
Motion feels like progress. Action is progress.”
2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS
The author and aviator?Antoine de Saint-Exupéry?on motivating others:
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast endless sea.”
Entrepreneur?Patrick Collison?on the value of reading:
“You could try to pound your head against the wall and think of original ideas or you can cheat by reading them in books.”
1 QUESTION FOR YOU
What is your personal compounding advantage in your career?
Until next week,