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)
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)
Why focus on the process when the world is outcome driven? Don’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)
One of the foundations of learning is having the safety to fail.
Without safety, you can’t afford failure.
If you can’t afford failure, you can’t make mistakes.
Without mistakes, you can’t get the feedback needed to iterate.
Learning requires failure. Failure requires safety. (Twitter)
Challenge yourself when life is easy, so you can handle it when life gets hard. (Twitter)
Study as if you know nothing.
Work as if you can solve anything.
When learning, explore widely.
When mastering, focus narrowly.
Go wide for perspective, go narrow for excellence. - @vitabenes
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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.
The most effective networking strategy I’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.
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).
When making plans, think big.
When making progress, think small.
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.