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May 21, 2019 20:43:00

Best of: James Clear

by @seunoyebode | 418 words | 47๐Ÿ”ฅ | 193๐Ÿ’Œ

Seun Oyebode

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A constantly updated list of the best quips by the best selling author - James Clear.

Habits that have a high rate of return in life:

- sleep 8+ hours each day
- lift weights 3x week
- go for a walk each day
- save at least 10 percent of your income
- read every day
- drink more water and less of everything else
- leave your phone in another room while you work (Twitter)

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Modern society is defined by an excess of opportunity.

We have more information, more products, and more options than ever before.

As a result, curating, filtering, and refining are more important skills than ever before.

Those who edit best will find the signal in the noise. (Twitter)

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Why focus on the process when the world is outcome driven? Donโ€™t results matter?

Yes, results do matter.

But if you optimize for the outcome, you win one time.

If you optimize for a process that leads to great outcomes, you can win again and again. (Twitter)

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One of the foundations of learning is having the safety to fail.

Without safety, you canโ€™t afford failure.

If you canโ€™t afford failure, you canโ€™t make mistakes.

Without mistakes, you canโ€™t get the feedback needed to iterate.

Learning requires failure. Failure requires safety. (Twitter)

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Challenge yourself when life is easy, so you can handle it when life gets hard. (Twitter)

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Study as if you know nothing.

Work as if you can solve anything.

(Twitter)

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When learning, explore widely.

When mastering, focus narrowly.

(Twitter)

Corrolary 

Go wide for perspective, go narrow for excellence. - @vitabenes

Similar By James Clear

How to Win

1. Broad funnel. Research widely, explore unrelated areas for ideas, create a huge dataset of options.

2. Tight filter. Eliminate nearly everything. Focus only on the best options. Prioritize asymmetric opportunities: limited downside, unlimited upside.

3. Repeat.

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The most effective networking strategy Iโ€™ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear.

1) Do interesting things.

2) Share them publicly.

Like-minded people will come to you.

(Twitter)

How?

Blog.
Tweet.
Write a book.
Give a speech.
Make a documentary.
Take a picture of your work and post it.
Record a podcast (as a host or as a guest).
etc.

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When making plans, think big.

When making progress, think small.

(Twitter)

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3 tips for getting started as a writer

1. Publish on a schedule. Consistency develops ability.

2. Share your writing publicly. Writing is a magnet. It attracts like-minded people.

3. Write about what fascinates you. You don't need to be an expert. Curiosity leads to expertise.



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    @seunoyebode Thanks for sharing! The book Atomic Habits has influenced me in my life and work. Now I started to follow his twitter, so many great content here.

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | May 22, 2019 16:22:19
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    @seunoyebode Love this! He's one of my favorite authors.

    Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | May 21, 2019 18:38:43
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    @seunoyebode - This particular set got my attention. I have networked more by writing here than anything else I have done.

    The most effective networking strategy Iโ€™ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear.
    1) Do interesting things.
    2) Share them publicly.
    Like-minded people will come to you.

    Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 15:50:42
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      @keni Very true. And it's the awesome reason, I keep coming back here. Writing is such an amazing vehicle of networking and serendipity.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 21, 2019 21:22:56
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